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Dr. Shepherd and Dr. Cho zeroed in on four kinds of zonal waves using images taken from a satellite deployed in the 1990s to measure airglow and other features of the atmosphere.
That airglow arises when individual gas atoms—previously created when ultraviolet light blasted gas molecules apart—
Scientific instruments are sensitive enough to detect it, but not human eyes — until a bright night, when an unexpected alignment of waves in our upper atmosphere amplify that once invisible airglow, making it much brighter.
A bright night starts with a dull light called airglow, which is found more than 60 miles above the earth’s surface.
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