Can we see aurorae near the Earth’s south pole as well? We sure can! Quite a lot of scientists work down in the Antarctic and they can watch and study spectacular displays. By the way, down under it's called the aurora australis.
These images show displays of the aurora australis photographed from the Antarctic.
Antarctica is an ideal place to study aurorae and the Earth's atmosphere. There are many scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) working down there.
in the Antarctic are trying to understand how the energy carried
by the solar
wind is transferred into space near the Earth.
Antarctica is an ideal place to study these questions
since one of the Earth’s magnetic poles is
in this part of the world. Alex worked
for the British
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