Have you noticed a growing social-media emphasis on the Aurora Borealis?? Well if not, let's get you back up to speed! Aurora & Spacestation. Where is this growing interest coming from? Any ideas??
Is it that camera technology has finally caught up with our modern day's expectations of video resolution? Perhaps these images were just never made available before. Do the aurora represent one of the 'missed' landscapes of natural photographers and artists of the 20th century...is there a niche left to be captured?
What is so compelling about the collision between charged solar particles and Earth's atmospheric gases? Why do we keep staring and studying this musical dance? Maybe because it's one of nature's most intricate and complicated art forms, synthesizing patterns so diverse that scientists have only learned little compared to other scientific areas of study.
Fortunately the CSA, NASA, and the ISS have recently teamed up with the University of Calgary's AuroraMax initiative to provide live HD streaming for skywatchers around the world. Most recently, "ISS astronauts Don Pettit and Dan Burbank will be on standby for the next six weeks to photograph the Northern Lights for AuroraMAX, a public engagement initiative dedicated to promoting the science and the splendour of the aurora borealis". U of Calgary NEWS LINK.
|It's da bomb!|
Also, my brother Darren is one of the top researchers so check out his work here!
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