Layers of Splendor Revealed | Space Wallpaper

Layers of Splendor Revealed

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Auroras, also known as northern lights, form when particles from the Sun enter Earth's magnetosphere, releasing charged particles into Earth's magnetic field. These particles strike atoms creating a colorful light show. The auroral glow takes place high in the atmosphere and clouds lie below. This image reveals clearly the respective layers in breath-taking manner. [View more images of auroral beauty.]

Credit: Daniele Boffelli

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