Dance of auroras: First direct observation of electron frolic

Source: Science Daily

The shower of electrons bouncing across Earth’s magnetosphere — commonly known as the Northern Lights — has been directly observed for the first time by an international team of scientists. While the cause of these colorful auroras has long been hypothesized, researchers had never directly observed the underlying mechanism until now.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180214150052.htm