Friday, October 09, 2015

Blue Skies on Pluto, Green Skies on Earth

Source - Space Weather News for Oct. 9, 2015:

BLUE SKIES ON PLUTO:  Earth isn't the only planet with blue skies. Pluto has them, too. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has just beamed back the first color images of Pluto's atmosphere, and they look a lot like home.  Visit for the full story.

GREEN SKIES ON EARTH: This week, sky watchers around the Arctic Circle have seen some of the most intense auroras of the current solar cycle. Usually, such displays are caused by CMEs.  Not this time, though. The reason for the outbreak is explained on today's edition of

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