Aurora

Even if you can’t see Auroras, You Can Sometimes Hear Them. Here’s What They Sound Like

Auroras are some of Earth’s most spectacular natural phenomena. Travelers come from far and wide to see the incredible Northern…

3 months ago

Jupiter and Ganymede are Connected by Magnetic Fields

Using data obtained by the Juno mission, a team of researchers has revealed how interactions between Jupiter and its largest…

4 months ago

Researchers Use Ancient Literature to Track 3,000 Years of Auroras

Auroral activity on Earth varies over time. As the magnetic poles drift, auroras can appear at different latitudes around the…

10 months ago

Here’s the View From Sweden During the Recent Solar Storm

Vivid green and purple aurora swirled and danced across the entire night sky in Sweden recently. The nighttime light show…

10 months ago

Even Comets Can Have Auroras. Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Does

The ESA's Rosetta mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ended four years ago. On September 30th 2016 the spacecraft was directed into…

2 years ago

Mars Has Auroras Too, We Just Can’t See Them

Our eyes can't see them, but Martian auroras are there, and more commonplace than we once thought. The Martian auroras…

3 years ago

Did You Know that the Earth Loses Several Hundred Tons of Atmosphere to Space Every Day?

Scientists have known for some time that Earth's atmosphere loses several hundred tons of oxygen each day. They understand how…

4 years ago

That New Kind of Aurora Called “Steve”? Turns Out, it Isn’t an Aurora at All

According to a new study by a Canadian-led team of researchers, the atmospheric phenomena known as STEVE is not an…

4 years ago

Watch the Sun to Know When We’re Going to Have Killer Auroras

Scientists are getting better at predicting colorful auroras here on Earth by closely watching the behavior of the Sun.

4 years ago

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun — So Can You

Join NASA's most daring mission to the Sun by sending your name along for the ride on the Parker Solar…

4 years ago