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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
auroras

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why the Northern and Southern Lights Don't Match

A leading explanation for the different patterns seen in Earth’s northern and southern auroras has been ruled out.
Becky Ferreira
1.29.19
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
northern lights

Space Weather Watch: Keep an Eye Out for Aurora

Nothing to worry about—except for a cool light show if you live up North.
Samantha Cole
12.8.16
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
video

Watch Earth’s Auroras From Space in 4K Resolution

Experience thunderstorms and auroras from the perspective of ISS astronauts.
Becky Ferreira
4.17.16
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

See Jupiter’s Northern Lights at the Height of a Solar Storm

Exploring the relationship between planets’ magnetospheres and solar winds could ultimately help identify habitable exoplanets.
Victoria Turk
3.22.16
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
nasa

Why We're Shooting Another Rocket Into the Northern Lights

Auroras heat the Earth's upper atmosphere, like a giant celestial toaster—causing satellites to drift.
Matthew Braga
1.13.15
Motherboard Blog

Ones and Zeros: Termite-Refined Fuel, The Science of Blacking Out

_Hey Russia, I think we kept it pretty real, alright?_ h3. ZERO: Cosmonaut claims that Russian space shuttle was safer then ours and that it was designed to drop bombs from space ("New Scientist":http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20664-cosmonaut...
Ones Zeros
7.7.11