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Shields Up: Why Last Week's Solar Storm Was a Dud
Science & Tech  (tags: : Aurora borealis, auroras, CME, SDO, solar flare )

Judy
- 1368 days ago - wired.com
Space weather experts predicted that jets of charged particles smacking into the Earth's magnetic field could disrupt navigation and communication systems, and spark a bonus of bright northern lights dancing across the ionosphere. Nohing much happened.
Magnetic Storms
Science & Tech  (tags: Magnetic Storms, future, warning, space, auroras, astronomy, interesting, investigation, news, world )

Teresa
- 2000 days ago - pbs.org
Like the plot of a sci-fi B movie, something weird is happening deep underground where the constant spin of Earth's liquid metallic core generates an invisible magnetic force field that shields our planet from harmful radiation in space.
Auroras Brighten Ganymede's Poles
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Jupiter, moon, polar caps, Ganymede, magnetic field, Io, Europa, plasma, auroras, study, research, interesting )

Laurel
- 2559 days ago - cosmosmagazine.com
NEW YORK: A mechanism similar to the one behind Earth's northern lights, or aurora borealis, might be brightening the polar caps of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon.
'Polar Rain' Is Triggering New Kind of Aurora
Science & Tech  (tags: Earth, poles, auroras, polar rain auroras, satellite images, sky, Antarctic )

Eduardo
- 2570 days ago - environment.newscientist.com
A previously undiscovered type of aurora could be brightening the skies over the poles, according to satellite images of the Antarctic. Polar rain auroras are likely to be common occurrences which nobody has distinguished from traditional aurora.
   

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