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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tsunami lit up the heavens: Camera captures quake-triggered atmospheric ripples over Hawaii

Japan’s recent monster earthquake did more than jolt the island nation and send a tsunami racing across the Pacific Ocean. Hundreds of kilometers overhead, that tsunami also lit up the atmosphere in glowing ripples.

In the first picture of its kind, scientists photographed these large-scale, “airglow” atmospheric ripples as they washed over the Hawaiian Islands hours after the quake.

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