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Aurora

Aurora Borealis

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) are the result of electrons colliding with the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere. (Protons cause faint and diffuse aurora, usually not easily visible to the human eye.) The electrons are energized through acceleration processes in the downwind tail (night side) of the magnetosphere and at lower altitudes along auroral field lines.

Arctic fox

Arctic Fox Population Study

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Arctic Fox faces environmental pressures.