aurora

ALIENS

NASA Says It Caused Otherworldly Lights In the Arctic Circle

A NASA rocket launch mission that painted the Arctic sky was compared to an “alien attack.”
Sarah Emerson
4.9.19
solar storms

Weekend Solar Storm May Create Auroras As Far South As Vancouver and NYC

The Sun is getting grumpy again after years of relative peace.
Becky Ferreira
3.22.19
steve

‘Steve' Is a Radiant Purple Sky Ribbon That Defies Explanation

A new study confirms that Steve is not generated by particle precipitation. So what is powering this skyglow?
Becky Ferreira
8.21.18
nasa

Sound and Gravity Waves Combine to Heat Jupiter's Great Red Spot

The upper atmospheres of gas giants are unaccountably hot. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot may be the key to understanding why.
Becky Ferreira
7.27.16
nasa

The Nine Space Gadgets NASA’s Juno Orbiter Is Using to Study Jupiter

Magnetometers, cameras, and spectrographs, oh my!
Becky Ferreira
7.5.16
aurora

DARPA's Vertical Takeoff/Landing X-Plane Takes Its First Flight

At 20 percent scale.
Michael Byrne
4.25.16
aurora

Amateur Astronomers Are Sharing the Brilliant Arctic Aurora With the World

Why Canada's Arctic has the world's best Northern Lights
Melanie Windridge
4.8.16
Space

This Dazzling Aurora Will Help Narrow Down the Search for Alien Life

Move over, Northern Lights.
Becky Ferreira
7.29.15
News

​On Mars, a Brilliant Blue Aurora Colors the Night Sky

Mars may be a long way from home, but its aurora offers a touch of Earth.
Maddie Stone
5.28.15
nasa

Here’s What It Looked Like When NASA Shot a Rocket into The Northern Lights

It was technically challenging. But also really pretty.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.28.15
Music

Ben Frost Expands His Theory of Machines

With 'A U R O R A,' the composer finds the post-noise black hole lurking under the rave dancefloor.
Michael Byrne
6.1.14
Motherboard Blog

Australia Is a Case Study for Mass Shootings

After Martin Bryant killed 35 people in 1996, Australia enacted new gun laws that worked.
Ben Richmond
12.16.12
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