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When Swarm met Steve

21 April 2017

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Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so … it was called Steve.

ESA's Swarm magnetic field mission has now also met Steve and is helping to understand the nature of this new-found feature.

Source: ESA

Image credit: Dave Markel Photography - Meet Steve

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