18 May 2016 - An astronaut outside the International Space Stations (ISS) during a proton storm would become sick due to the ionizing radiation exposure. ... The charged particles from a proton storm interact with the atmosphere and cause spectacular changes to the atmosphere known as the aurora borealis or northern lights.
What is really going on is Molecular Nuclear Fusion.
1 H2O+MF->H2+O+E2+X-rayNorthern Lights or Aurora Borealis 'Explained'
They are known as 'Aurora borealis' in the north and 'Aurora australis' in the south. ... the charged particles are largely deflected by the earth's magnetic field.So the manetic flux is tiny. Lightening as a potential of 5,000 V to set up a 1.5km steam plasma.
The Northern Lights have the same effect over a huge area. But voltages are easier to set up. A 5,000 V 0.001 amp charge will set up 1.2MW of heat generation in a 50x1cm glass tube at 4 atmosphere. Physics departments could set up a magnetic field across a steam filled tube, and get very cheap light. That will self sustain, once set up.Other planets have them: Voyagers 1 and 2 were the first probes to bring back pictures of auroras on Jupiter and Saturn, and later Uranus and Neptune. Since then, the Hubble Space Telescope has taken pictures of them as well. Auroras on either Jupiter or Saturn are much larger and more powerful than on Earth, because those planets' magnetic fields are orders of magnitude more intense.
On Uranus, auroras get weirder, because the planet's magnetic field is oriented roughly vertically, but the planet rotates on its side. That means instead of the bright rings you see on other worlds, Uranus' auroras look more like single bright spots, at least when spied by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2011. But it's not clear that's always the case, because no spacecraft has seen the planet up-close since 1986.
So the Northern Lights are planet based nuclear fusion. That we can use, to supply power. My 50x1cm steam plasma tube generates up to 200kW – depending on plant efficiency.
Enough power to supply 250 power users in the first world, In the 3rd world this will power a village – and do all their cooking safely: today open fires are the 3rd world's biggest cause of infant mortality.
Using 2x10-18cc of regular water a year. I bottle of distilled water will light and power a village for 500 years. This is so important for rural China etc..
So power with no CO2, or hyper toxic uranium nuclear power: the latter requires an impossible 100 billion insurance PER nuclear plant. Not available. So all nuclear power have been running illegally since 1984 – the year of Chernobyl. No incurance over just 1 billion is available.
Germany and Japan have banned nuclear power – as just too toxic.