IAMA 032015 TA 1LM 2DA 3DG AB EC 4AS 5MM GBc Liz MacDonald A1 Q1 Climate
[–]Universu 2 points 10 hours ago
Are there changes in the appearance of Auroras in relation to climate change?

[–]Dr_Liz_MacDonald[F,S] 2 points 9 hours ago
Interesting question. The aurora occurs very high up in the atmosphere, basically on the edge of space.
Weather and climate effects tend to occur much lower. So there’s nothing I can think of that would
affect the look of auroras.

[–]Dr_Liz_MacDonald[F,S] 2 points 8 hours ago
Weather occurs less than 10 miles up, and aurora more than 60 miles up!

IAMA 032015 TA 1LM 2DA 3DG AB EC 4AS 5MM GBd Liz MacDonald A2 Q2 MAVEN
[–]Universu 2 points 8 hours ago
As reported today MAVEN saw a Martian Aurora, how are Earth’s Auroras different or similar to other
planet’s auroras?

[–]Dr_Liz_MacDonald[F,S] 2 points 8 hours ago
Great question. Several other planets have magnetic fields and atmospheres, thus they have aurora. One
of the members of the Aurorasaurus Scientist Network (a great group of volunteers) wrote a blog post
about this a few months ago. Check it out:

[–]Dr_Liz_MacDonald[F,S] 2 points 8 hours ago
Scientists can compare the aurora seen on other planets to try to learn more about Earth and vice
versa. This helps to test our understanding of the plasma physics at work all around our magnetosphere.
Aurora on Earth has characteristic colors and occurs over a specific range of height due to the density
and species with our upper atmosphere. The magnetic field strength and orientation with respect to the
spin plane also varies significantly at other planets.

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[–]Universu 2 points 3 days ago
Is there possibility of making a backup or a copy of the human memory?

[–]Prof_Tom_AlbrightProfessor and Director|Vision Center Lab| Salk Institute[F,S] 8 points 3 days ago
Yes. This is called a memoir. Write it down.


IAMA 032015 TA 1LM 2DA 3DG AB EC 4AS 5MM GBz3h AsapScience

[–]Universu 10 points 8 hours ago
What are your favorite books?

[–]asapscience[F,S] 13 points 8 hours ago
Mitch – 1984. Harry Potter was also a massive guilty pleasure I only started reading as an adult. Got
through them all in a few months, which was easily the most I’ve ever read in my life! Greg – A Fine
Balance Jess – Too many to choose from! However, she does run our AsapSCIENCE Book Club if you’re
interested in joining!

[–]noitingocatem 3 points 7 hours ago
Greg- A Fine Balance
Are you talking about the one by Rohinton Mistry? If so, that book is soo good. Gosh I might’ve cried
after finishing it.

[–]asapscience[F,S] 5 points 7 hours ago
That’s the one! -Greg

[–]noitingocatem 1 point 7 hours ago
I read it for a creative project last year (I got to pick my own book to read) and for the project I
made a house of cards because of the constant theme that society wants peace and constantly wants to be
organized, but only because the higher ups don’t want to deal with the poorer masses, and that its hard
to move up in a society designed to make the rich richer and not help the poor.

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IAMA 032015 TA 1LM 2DA 3DG AB EC 4AS 5MM GBp Danny Jacobs A1 Q1 Books
[–]Universu 2 points 9 hours ago
What are your favorite books?

[–]DarrenDannyDANNY JACOBS AND DARREN GRODSKY[F,S] 3 points 9 hours ago
DANNY: My favorite book of all time is THE GREAT GATSBY. Every word in that is exquisitely chosen. The
plot leaves something to be desired, I think, but the language… I always get turned on by wonderful
use of language. That’s why I’m such a big Paul Simon and Bob Dylan fan.
DARREN: My favorite books of late all seem to be historical non-fiction, for some reason. Books like
David McCullough’s JOHN ADAMS, and I’m just now getting into the Robert Caro Lyndon Johnson books…

[–]Adam_BrodyADAM BRODY[F] 2 points 9 hours ago
Slaughterhouse 5 is an old favorite.

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IAMA 032015 TA 1LM 2DA 3DG AB EC 4AS 5MM GBz2r Eva Chen A1 Q1 Book
[–]Universu 2 points 9 hours ago
What is your favorite book?

[–]evachen212[F,S] 3 points 9 hours ago
Too many to name but the Age of Innocence is so poetic and has stuck to me years after reading it in
school… and Hunger Games and Harry Potter 🙂

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