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New study at UiB presents surprising explanation for differences in southern and northern lights

It has been known since 2009 that the auroras seen around the North and South Poles are not symmetrical as had been formerly assumed. New results based on research done at the Birkeland Centre for Space Science at UiB present a surprising explanation behind this asymmetry.

Tegning av jordens magnetfelt
Birkelandsenter for romforskning, UiB

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Read more in the recent press release from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and from the University of Bergen (in Norwegian).