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Offline abner89

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What Makes Auroras Happen?
« on: December 14, 2012, 01:24:29 AM »
What Makes Auroras Happen?
 

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Re: What Makes Auroras Happen?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 01:36:21 AM »
High energy particles coming from the sun being trapped in the radiation belts and exciting all sort of atoms to release light.
 

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Re: What Makes Auroras Happen?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 05:48:48 AM »
I prefer pixie dust.
 

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Re: What Makes Auroras Happen?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2012, 10:13:52 AM »
Actually had a colleague back in college answer a question about cerenkov radiation with pixie dust. Needless to say he didn't pass the exam- but then neither did 70% of the other guys in class.
 

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Re: What Makes Auroras Happen?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 06:53:14 PM »
Every one knows pixie dust was something IBM came up with for their HDD's!

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