Auroras Over Both Poles As Seen From Space

NASA recently released a set of beautiful photos taken from space in April 2010. Among them was this jaw-dropper. A shot of an active Aurora on both poles of our beautiful planet. Luckily you have to be a little further away to see all of the space junk.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ok, so it’s an artistic rendering. Whatever. Still beautiful. *disappointed*

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4 comments

  1. Copyright Walt Feimer … if you google that name you’ll see he’s a 3D animator. This isn’t a photo, it’s just a visualization.

  2. It’s clearly a (very beautiful) rendering, not a photo.

  3. You also would have to be a lot CLOSER to see all the space junk, most of which is in LEO (180-2000 km)!

  4. I thought the auroras were a phenomena that could only be seen from the Earth’s surface due to the sun’s rays going through the Earth’s atmosphere????

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