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Bird Brains, Space Storms, Yoky Matsuoka, Smart Bridges

Behind the dazzling display of the aurora borealis are space storms that could turn the lights off here on Earth.
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(This video is no longer available for streaming.) The aurora borealis, or northern lights, is one of nature's most spectacular performances, a celestial ballet of light dancing across the night sky. But the same forces that power this dazzling display can overwhelm power grids, fry electrical systems in satellites, even expose astronauts to deadly amounts of radiation. What to do? An unusual space mission aims to find out.

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