Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Purple Beam


For those who have read The Orthogonal Galaxy, you know that it starts off with a startling astronomical phenomenon known as a yellow beam.  Here's a fascinating article on a type of aurora named "Steve" that looks like a purple beam:


http://www.businessinsider.com/aurora-new-form-called-steve-2017-4


Maybe I should've named the yellow beam.  How does "Carl" sound (after Professor Carlton Zimmer, who researches the yellow beam in the Galaxy Series)?