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 Sunday 9:00am

Tonight's Your Best Chance to See Northern Lights In Years

Millions of charged particles are rushing toward earth after a gigantic solar flare on Tuesday. Bad news for NASA's latest mission, but good news for sky-watchers: Those charged particles also collide with the earth's atmosphere to produce the ethereal-looking northern lights. » 1/09/14 3:20pm 1/09/14 3:20pm

NASA is Building a 'Solar Shield' to Protect Power Grids from Space…

They're out there, biding their time. Waiting patiently. And when you least expect it, they're going to plunge you and everyone you care about into total darkness. » 10/29/10 4:40am 10/29/10 4:40am