Aurora

A Solo Brown Dwarf Found With Auroras

Astronomers have used JWST to find a brown dwarf with polar auroras like the Earth, or Jupiter. This is surprising…

2 months ago

The Sun Just Blasted its Strongest Flare in 6 Years. Get Ready for Auroras

While many of us were celebrating the end of 2023 and the coming of 2024, the Sun was having its…

2 months ago

Aurora Hunter Todd Salat Captures a Bizarre Spiral Made by a SpaceX Fuel Dump

Astrophotographer Todd Salat was out in the early hours of April 15, 2023, hoping to capture an aurora display over…

10 months ago

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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

3 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…

4 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…

5 years ago