It’s Okay to Be Smart The Auroras
Joe Hanson explains the science behind Earth's own cosmic light show. Details
Program: It’s Okay to Be Smart
Episode: The Auroras
Space might seem like an empty place, but the area surrounding Earth is constantly being bombarded by waves of charged particles released by the Sun: The solar wind. Luckily, thanks to Earth's swirling, molten core (and the magnetic field it provides), we are protected from this planet-sterilizing onslaught like an invisible force field. The visual result? The Auroras.
Premiere Date: 03/06/2013
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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