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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Aurora. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Aurora so important!

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Top 10 Aurora facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Astronomers discovered a bizarre rogue planet wandering the Milky Way. The free-range planet, which is nearly 13 times the mass of Jupiter and does not orbit a star, also displays stunningly bright auroras that are generated by a magnetic field 4 million times stronger than Earth's.

  2. The world's largest cannabis grow-op is Canada's Aurora Sky near Edmonton, Alberta. The 800,000 sq. ft. greenhouse is the size of 14 football fields and produces 8,000 kg (17,363 lbs) of marijuana (roughly 12 million joints) per month.

  3. The Aurora Ice Hotel in Alaska was made entirely of ice. Ice walls, ceiling, beds, bar, barstools, even martini glasses were made of ice. It was closed by the fire marshall for not having smoke detectors.

  4. James Eagan Holmes, the guy who committed the Aurora shooting during the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, was sentenced to 13 life sentences in prison, with an additional 3,318 years for rigging his apartment with bombs and 140 counts of attempted murder

  5. 2012 Aurora shooter "Jame Holmes" never called himself the 'Joker' nor was the Dark knight a reason for the shooting, it was a rumor made by journalist that spread online.

  6. The International Space Station (ISS) can orbit "straight through" an aurora event. When it happened on 23 February 2016 Timothy Peake, a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut aboard the ISS, said it was "eerie but very beautiful."

  7. When Norway launched a rocket to study the Aurora Borealis, a mistake led to Russia not being informed of this launch. The russian president, Boris Jeltsin, opened the nuclear briefcase and were on the verge of starting a nuclear war.

  8. In 1859, an aurora was so powerful that it allowed telegraph operators to communicate without batteries and solely from the charge emitted from the aurora.

  9. In 1859 the sun caused a solar storm on earth.The storm was so powerful that aurora was seen as south as Mexico, and Telegraphs systems all over Europe and North America failed to operate.

  10. In 1998 grade school children in Aurora, Colorado, collect $35,000 to purchase and free slave children in Sudan.

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Aurora figures with statistics charts presented as infographic.

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Just reached one year of continuous operation for my weather station. Average daily temp from (4/11/17 to 4/11/18) in Aurora, IL

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This where are you from map at The Aurora Museum in Reykjavík Iceland

Funny aurora details

Interesting definitions that can be fact checked.

Since the early 1980s there has been a rumored top secret aircraft called the Aurora. Some still believe it exists, citing a $9 billion gap in the Air Force budget in 2006.

Aurora enthusiasts in Alberta discovered a previously undocumented ribbon of light in the sky similar to the aurora borealis. They named it 'Steve' in tribute to the animated film "Over the Hedge," in woodland creatures name an unknown object "Steve" to make it appear less frightening.

The jury selection process for the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting lasted three months and summonsed 9,000 candidates, making it the largest jury summons in U.S. history.

In 1859 a geomagnetic storm caused such intense Auroras that two telephone operators carried out a 2-hour call with their power supplies switched off - powered only by the current emitted by the Auroras

Saturn has a perfectly hexagonal storm on its north pole that also produces an aurora. We have only seen it recently because Saturn's axis is currently tilted towards the sun.

A victim of the Aurora shooting (at the Dark Knight Rises Premier) didn't have insurance and woke up with 2 million dollars in medical expenses.

Alice Roosevelt, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, had a long-time extramarital affair with Senator William Borah. They had an illegitimate daughter together, Paulina Longworth, who Alice referred to as "Aurora Borah Alice"

When the ISS flys above an aurora they have to replace all the hard drives in their laptops

In 1859 there was a solar storm so powerful it shut down telegraph systems in North America and Europe. Aurora's stretched as far as the Caribbean.

A man name Jamie Rohrs left his children and girlfriend in the theater during the 2012 Aurora Theater Shooting. His family received help from 18 year old Jarell Brooks, who used himself as a human shield. Later that evening, Rohrs proposed to his girlfriend at the hospital and she accepted.

The ages of the Disney Princesses: Jasmine from Aladdin 15, Pocahontas 18, Cinderella 19, Mulan 16, Tiana from The Princess and the Frog 19, Ariel from The Little Mermaid 16, Rapunzel from Tangled 18, Belle from Beauty and the Beast 17, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty 16, Snow White, 14.

Jupiter, Apollo, Mars, Aurora, Bacchus, Ceres, Diana, Mercury, Minerva and Venus are all blondes. Augustus, founder of the Roman Empire, who had blonde hair, used this to his advantage by claiming divine ancestry.

Particles too small to see with our eyes, called plasma, stream away from the Sun travelling at 1,000,000 mph (1,609,344 km/hr). This stream of particles is called the Solar Wind.

The best place to see the Aurora borealis is Alaska, USA in the winter months when it is constantly (24 hours) of darkness.

Oxygen in the air from 60 miles (96.5 km) up to 150 miles (241 km) above the planet's surface reacts with the plasma in the solar wind and turns the sky green.

When solar storms erupt on the surface of the Sun, the aurora is very strong and extends further away from the Earth's poles.

The aurora look like moving ribbons of light because the particles of plasma are moving in response to the Earth's magnetic field.

Oxygen more than 150 miles (241 km) above the planet's surface reacts with the plasma in the solar wind and turns the sky red.

The aurora light can be a different color, depending on the type of gas the plasma mixes with and the height above the Earth's surface.

In 1989, the Aurora borealis could be seen as far south as Florida, USA and the island of Cuba.

Visitors to Abisko National Park can enjoy dog sledding, Aurora Borealis tours (Northern Lights), and helicopter tours.

The solar wind can disrupt our radio, television and satellite communications.

The plasma forming the aurora move as an electric current in the air, flowing at 20,000,000 Amps with a voltage of 50,000 volts.

In 1995 a team of Norwegian and American scientists once almost caused WWIII when they launched a research rocket to study the Aurora Borealis. The Russians activated their Nuclear Football and President Boris Yeltsin activated his launch codes in response.

One of the most amazing sky phenomena occurs mostly in the thermosphere. It is called the aurora borealis or northern/southern lights.

Aurora infographics

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An interactive map of where visitors to the Aurora Museum in Reykjavík Iceland are from

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This interesting where are you from map, on the Aurora Museum in Iceland [x-post from r/MapPorn]