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Lights Below: The Aurora from Space
NEW: The following images from Polar
show the aurora during the space weather events of July 13 and July 15-16, 2000, respectively.
The first two are courtesy of Greg Shirah,
and the second two are courtesy of VIS and John Sigwarth.
The following images were taken by U.S. astronauts on the Space Shuttle and have
been collected on the NASA Image Exchange (NIX). Each
thumbnail links to a page at NIX that contains information about the image and a link
to a larger-size version.
These images have been acquired with the Earth Camera that is one
cameras in the
Visible Imaging System (VIS). The design and assembly of the
VIS was performed by the VIS team at The University of Iowa. The VIS is
twelve instruments on the
Polar satellite of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
The Principal Investigator is
Dr. L. A. Frank and the Instrument Scientist and
Dr. John B. Sigwarth.
The following images were taken by the POLAR Ultraviolet Imager camera and
were obtained from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's Space Plasma Physics
The following images were taken by the Polar Ionospheric X-Ray Imaging Experiment
and were obtained from PIXIE's CME
The following images were taken by the Dynamics Explorer-1 satellite's Spin-Scan Auroral Imaging experiment.
The following images were taken by the