Citizen Scientists Are Helping Map the Aurora Like Never Before

The aurora borealis that took place on St. Patrick's day was spectacular, but aside from being the strongest geomagnetic storm in a decade, there's another reason it was special. It was the first time that thousands of citizen scientists tweeted about the aurora to help space weather scientists construct a… » 3/29/15 9:00am 3/29/15 9:00am

THEMIS Satellites Discover Northern Lights Are Powered By Magnetic…

Five NASA satellites from the THEMIS mission were recently able to closely witness the chain of events that occurs to create the northern lights for the first time. Complex stuff going on here, but it involves the Earth's massive electromagnetic fields being stretched to their limits by magnetic bombardment from the… » 7/24/08 5:49pm 7/24/08 5:49pm