Astronomers discover mysterious purple ‘aurora’ light…and name it Steve

A group of amateur astronomers has helped discover a new feature of the Northern Lights using a photograph posted on Facebook.

When the mysterious purple streak was first discovered in British Columbia, it appeared to be the first of its kind and, as the Boaty McBoatface debacle proved, when you leave naming something to the public, they do so in style. In this instance, the newly-discovered natural phenomenon was named Steve.

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