Photos that Show the Unseen Side of Things

Every Planet Has Its Own Aura

nixonico / NASA / Hubble

Aurora’s are cosmic lights that can be seen from different planets in our solar system. They occur when the sun emits a stream of charged particles into the solar system. When the solar winds hit a planet, they interact with the surrounding magnetic field and compress the field into a teardrop type shape. This collision between nitrogen and oxygen molecules releases an energy that looks a lot like light ribbons across the sky.

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