The Distribution in Space of the Sunlit Aurora Rays

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SOME time ago (NATURE, Sept. 3, 1927) I discussed the position of the sunlit aurora rays with my colleague, Prof. Krogness, and he made the suggestion that the great heights of these rays might perhaps be explained by assuming that the sun's radiation pressure pushes away the upper atmosphere like a small tail of a comet, and if the corpuscular rays hit this tail they produce aurora at unusual heights.

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STØRMER, C. The Distribution in Space of the Sunlit Aurora Rays. Nature 123, 82–83 (1929). https://doi.org/10.1038/123082b0

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