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Alphabet Soup: NASA’s GOLD Finds Surprising C, X Shapes in Atmosphere

Alphabet Soup: NASA’s GOLD Finds Surprising C, X Shapes in Atmosphere

Who knew Earth’s upper atmosphere was like alphabet soup? NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission has revealed unexpected C- and X-shaped formations in an electrified layer of gas high above our heads called the ionosphere. While these alphabetical shapes have been observed before, GOLD sees them more clearly than other instruments […]

Published by NASA on 06/27/2024

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