In episode 45, Liz MacDonald from the NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, discusses in her research into STEVE, a previously unrecorded atmospheric phenomenon discovered by citizen scientists in late 2016 that appears as a ribbon of flickering purple and green light in the night sky. Her article “New science in plain sight: Citizen scientists lead to the discovery of optical structure in the upper atmosphere” was published on March 18, 2018 in Science Advances, and was co-authored with multiple professional and citizen scientists.

The Wonder of STEVE - Liz MacDonald
The Wonder of STEVE - Liz MacDonald
The Wonder of STEVE - Liz MacDonald The Wonder of STEVE - Liz MacDonald
@michaelmozina says:
STEVE's proper name is a "Birkeland current" by the way. https://www.reddit.com/r/plasmacosmology/comments/b3iz05/liz_macdonald_from_nasas_goddard_space_flight/
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Hosts / Producers

Doug Leigh & Ryan Watkins

How to Cite

Leigh, D., Watkins, R., & MacDonald, E.. (2019, March 20). Parsing Science – The Wonder of STEVE. figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7885070

Music

What’s The Angle? by Shane Ivers

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