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Mar 23, 2016 02:16 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Powerful solar storms are the engine behind the intense X-ray auroras seen at Jupiter.
Mar 22, 2016 01:26 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
It's notoriously hard to figure out where auroras occur at any given time -- now scientists have turned to the public for help.
Mar 16, 2016 08:37 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have studied a violent young sun-like star, revealing that life on Earth is lucky to have such a strong global magnetic field.
Mar 10, 2016 05:54 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
What looks like an unsightly bruise in an otherwise serene view of our blue Earth is actually the effect of a rather special astronomical event that occurred on March 9.
Mar 2, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It's eclipse season for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), a time when our own planet can't bear to to be out of the spotlight and barges its way into the shot.
Feb 29, 2016 02:38 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Satellites can short-out if they encounter a surge of radiation in Earth orbit and a new study of the Van Allen belts' shape could help better protect them from this highly-charged environment.
Feb 2, 2016 04:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Some of the greatest cosmic mysteries are closer to home than you may think.
Jan 27, 2016 04:44 PM ET // Jason Major
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.
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