Aurora from above

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Released

22/02/2018

Length

00:00:55

Copyright

University of Calgary

Description

This video of the aurora borealis was captured by the Fast Auroral Imager, which is part of the e-POP instrument package carried on Canada’s Cassiope satellite. Launched in 2013, Cassiope/e-POP mission focuses on space weather-related research in the polar areas. Through ESA’s Third Party Mission programme and thanks to international collaboration, e-POP is now part of the Swarm mission. By integrating e-POP into the Swarm constellation will open up a host of new scientific investigations into magnetosphere–ionosphere coupling, including Earth’s magnetic field and related current systems, upper-atmospheric dynamics and aurora dynamics. 

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