Some of the greatest cosmic mysteries are closer to home than you may think.
Although its job is to search for powerful energies emanated by distant cosmic objects, a space observatory recently turned its eye toward Earth and saw our home planet's aurora glowing brightly with powerful X-rays.
You can say what you like about our nearest star, but as this latest solar eruption proves, it certainly has impeccable timing.
As the Arctic descends into 24 hour darkness, a strange iridescent phenomena popped up over a Norwegian town.
Where can you catch a light show in the solar system? Here are some of the locations where we have seen auroras.
As a solar storm warning is issued by the NOAA, there's a possibility of some dramatic space weather next week.
Yes, that's right, there's a hole in the sun, but it's not a sign of anything scary, it's actually a wonderful insight to some pretty 'cool' solar dynamics.
In 'The Martian', Mark Watney deals with a lot of dangerous situations -- food and communications being a couple of them. But what if his camp got hit by a solar storm? How could he protect himself?
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