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New science in plain sight: Citizen scientists lead to the discovery of optical structure in the upper atmosphere

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Science Advances  14 Mar 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 3, eaaq0030
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaq0030

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vol. 4 no. 3

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  • Received for publication September 19, 2017
  • Accepted for publication February 7, 2018

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  1. Elizabeth A. MacDonald1,2,*,
  2. Eric Donovan3,
  3. Yukitoshi Nishimura4,5,
  4. Nathan A. Case6,
  5. D. Megan Gillies3,
  6. Bea Gallardo-Lacourt3,5,
  7. William E. Archer3,,
  8. Emma L. Spanswick3,
  9. Notanee Bourassa7,
  10. Martin Connors3,8,9,
  11. Matthew Heavner2,10,
  12. Brian Jackel3,
  13. Burcu Kosar1,2,
  14. David J. Knudsen3,
  15. Chris Ratzlaff7 and
  16. Ian Schofield8
  1. 1NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA.
  2. 2New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA.
  3. 3University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  4. 4Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
  5. 5University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.
  6. 6Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
  7. 7Alberta Aurora Chasers, Alberta, Canada.
  8. 8Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada.
  9. 9Department of Physics and Astronomy and Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, Western University, London, Ontario N6A 3K7, Canada.
  10. 10Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: e.a.macdonald{at}nasa.gov
  • Present address: Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5E2, Canada.

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