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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…

10 months 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…

1 year 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.

2 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…

2 years ago

Big Solar Storm Coming Our Way, Now’s Your Chance to See Auroras

NASA just observed two powerful flares emitted off the Sun. Now's your chance to see some auroras, if the full…

2 years ago

Meet Steve, A Most Peculiar Aurora

A Canadian photographer captures a hot river of glowing gas so peculiar that no one knew at first what it…

2 years ago

Hubble Sees Intense Auroras on Uranus

French astronomers discover the brightest auroras on Uranus ever seen, and they look ... weird.

3 years ago

NASA Fires a Rocket into the Northern Lights, for Science!

Not only is it aurora season in Alaska, its sounding rocket season! NASA started launching a series of five sounding…

3 years ago

Northern Lights by Drone? You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypR0y7GVMAQ Northern lights over Iceland filmed by Icelandic photographer Oli Haukur using a drone. Don't forget to expand the screen.…

3 years ago

Space Weather Causing Martian Atmospherics

A mysterious plume seen on Mars four years ago may have been caused by the impact of a large solar…

3 years ago