Northern Lights in a Lab?

imageCan't make it to the north pole to see the Northern Lights? That's ok, just head over to NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia to see their recreation of the artistic phenomenon. By combining a magnetic field, charged particles, and a sphere, these scientists can now check witnessing earth's colorful light show off their bucket list! This story offers educators an opportunity to discuss such earth's physical properties with students.

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