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This page contains auroral images taken from Earth, by shuttle missions, and by unmanned spacecraft. Click on the thumbnails for more information and higher resolution images.  
  A view of the Aurora Australis -- the Southern Lights -- taken from the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1991. Photo courtesy of NASA.

A view of the Aurora Australis -- the Southern Lights -- taken from the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1991. A view of the Aurora Australis taken from the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1991, with the tail of the shuttle in view.
 
A view of the Aurora Australis taken from the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. A view of the auroral oval taken with the Visible Imaging System (VIS) on board the Polar spacecraft, part of the ISTP program.
The auroral oval as seen by the Dynamics Explorer - 1 spacecraft.
 
 

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