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An image of the Sun shows a bright flash in the bottom right side where a solar flare erupts.

How NASA Tracked the Most Intense Solar Storm in Decades

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May 2024 has already proven to be a particularly stormy month for our Sun. During the first full week of…

Article3 days ago
In this illustration, a small portion of the Sun appears in yellow at the bottom with a dark sunspot in the center. Above the sunspot, against a black background, appear several vertical, curved streaks of light that are light pink at the bottom, closest to the sunspot and darken to dark pink in the middle then purple at the top. The streaks also appear thinner at the top than at the bottom.

NASA-Supported Team Discovers Aurora-Like Radio Bursts Above Sunspot

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A NASA-funded team of scientists has discovered long-lasting radio signals emanating from the Sun that are similar to those associated…

Article2 months ago

NASA’s Webb Finds Signs of Possible Aurorae on Isolated Brown Dwarf

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Infrared emission from methane suggests atmospheric heating by auroral processes. Astronomers using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have found a…

Article4 months ago

Rockets to Uncover Electric Circuit That Powers the Northern Lights

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UPDATE Nov. 21, 2022: The two Aurora Current and Electrodynamics Structures II experimental rockets were launched on Nov. 20, 2022 at 6:20:00…

Article2 years ago

NASA Rocket Team to Chase Pulsating Aurora

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UPDATE 3/5/2022: The LAMP mission launched at 2:27 a.m. AKST (6:27 a.m. EST) Saturday, Mar. 5, 2022, on a Black Brant…

Article2 years ago

Aurora-Chasing Citizen Scientists Help Discover A New Feature of STEVE

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In 2018, a new aurora-like discovery struck the world. From 2015 to 2016, citizen scientists reported 30 instances of a…

Article4 years ago