Aurora Pictures: Best Fall Photos of Northern Lights
Solar eruption may boost northern lights display tonight
The collection of solar particles will land a ‘glancing blow’ on the Earth’s atmosphere.
Strange ‘applause’ of northern lights explained
Using microphones placed at locations with auroral activity, scientists recorded claps, crackles, muffled bangs and sputtering sounds from the lights.
Scientists take study of northern lights to new heights with balloon launches
The balloons include instruments to study the sounds of the aurora and bacteria samples to investigate the DNA-damaging potential of the cosmic rays.
Did you ever think you’d be able to sit and watch the Northern Lights…live? Thanks to the Canadian Space Agency’s AuroraMAX Camera — located in the city of Yellowknife, near the Arctic Circle — you can watch Aurora Borealis in action, every night from now until late May (the camera shuts down during the Arctic summer, when the midnight sun prevents aurora viewing).
Science, you are magical.
Mystery of northern lights solved?
Electrons are accelerated to tremendous speeds in our planet’s magnetosphere by solar winds, according to new research.
Why do the northern lights affect GPS signals?
Scientists hope to learn how space weather affects a technology we’re becoming increasingly reliant upon.