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Iceland's Northern Lights Are Causing Distracted Driving
Tourists are swerving on Icelandic roads because they just can't "bring themselves to stop looking at the Northern Lights." Whoops.
What Causes The Northern Lights?
Earth is really just one big magnet, and it turns out that the sun gives off a lot more than just light.
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The Science And Beauty Of Auroras
Aristotle thought auroras were the sky vomiting little bits of flames. Close, but no cigar.