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Is the aurora (as in borealis ) caused by Cherenkov radiation

  1. Sep 26, 2009 #1
    Is the aurora (as in "borealis") caused by Cherenkov radiation...

    ...or something else?

    thank you.

    -- faye kane, idiot savant
     
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  3. Sep 26, 2009 #2

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    Re: Is the aurora (as in "borealis") caused by Cherenkov radiation...

    No, it's fluorescence.
     
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