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Red Aurora as Seen from the Space Station
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Red Aurora as Seen from the Space Station

March 16, 2003
Red colors of the aurora are dominant in this image captured by a digital still camera in late October 2001. Auroras are caused when high-energy electrons pour down from the Earth’s magnetosphere and collide with atoms. Astronaut photo.