Scientists have reached a milestone in describing how the northern lights work by way of a process called "magnetic reconnection." The process is best imagined as untangling twisted strands of spaghetti.
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A University of Iowa researcher wants you to visualize a plate of spaghetti when you think of the northern lights. That's because Jack Scudder, UI professor of physics and astronomy, and his colleagues have reached a milestone in de... Read Post