The International Space Station Captures a Mind-Blowing Image of Earth’s Aurora and Airglow

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Nature never ceases to amaze us, and we have solid proof for that fact almost every day. The more we look at the skies, the more we witness the glory of their design. It’s like we’re looking at God’s majesty itself, and we can all consider ourselves lucky for being able to see many cosmic beauties. Perhaps the Universe wouldn’t have been beautiful if there wasn’t anyone in it to conclude that.

Many times, there’s not even need to look far into the depths of our Cosmos to spot phenomenons that may remain in our minds forever. Astronomers onboard the International Space Station prove it, as they captured a stunning image of Earth’s aurora and airglow. Feel free to admire the sight below:

What’s causing such stunning phenomenons is scientifically explainable.  The airglow (aka nightglow) practically means a variety of chemiluminescence, which is the emission of light from chemical interactions from the upper atmosphere. As for the aurora, interactions occur amongst photo voltaic strength and the magnetic subject of Earth.

The International Space Station (ISS) will function until 2024 (at least)

The International Space Station still has plenty of time to bring us amazing insight into our nature and make us understand it a lot better. NASA will end its support of the ISS until 2024, and that’s the year when the astronauts of the American space agency are scheduled to return to the moon. If everything goes according to the plan, NASA will further send humans to Mars.

The International Space Station is an ambitious project of several space agencies, including NASA. The European Space Agency (ESA) couldn’t possibly be absent, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is also participating, the Roscosmos agency from Russia is on duty as well, and we must not forget about the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

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