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Chorus keeps the diffuse aurora humming

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The origin of the diffuse aurora, whose beauty and intensity pale beside those of the famous aurora borealis, has remained controversial. A convincing explanation for this auroral display is now at hand. See Letter p.943

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Figure 1: Spot the diffuse aurora.

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Newell, P. Chorus keeps the diffuse aurora humming. Nature 467, 927–928 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/467927a

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