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How Humans Can Sort of See the Invisible

What superpower would you want to have? The ability to fly? Teleport? Turn invisible? Time travel? Heal? What about to ability to see the invisible? Not exactly the flashiest power you can have, especially because we can kind of, sort of, do that right now. Read More >>

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Aurora Look Incredible Filmed From the Space Station in Ultra HD

Here’s something to start your week off right: NASA Television’s latest feature, a compilation of stunning vistas of both the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis, as viewed from the International Space Station and filmed in 4K Ultra-High Definition. Read More >>

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This is an X-Ray of the Earth’s Aurora

This planet’s auroras are a spectacular sight, but you’ve probably never seen them quite like this. What you see below is a view of them as seen by the European Space Agency’s Integral space observatory, which captured how they look as an X-ray. Read More >>

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The Aurora Rocked the UK Skies Last Night

Do you live somewhere in the UK that might be covered by the blanket description of "The North?" Are you not subject to an ASBO and therefore allowed to go outside when it's dark? If so, you might have seen some War of the Worlds style green sky action last night, as the aurora borealis was particularly on fire yesterday, due, we think, to the gods being angry about the result of the Bake Off. Read More >>

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Two Books You Must Read if You Care About the Future of Humanity in Space

Two of the most celebrated authors in science fiction, Kim Stanley Robinson and Neal Stephenson, released epic novels this summer about our future lives in space. And yet both Robinson’s Aurora and Stephenson’s Seveneves are actually about why we may never be able to leave Earth behind. Read More >>

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The Southern Lights Look Beautiful Through Satellite Eyes

The infrared eye of the Suomi NPP satellite captured this amazingly atmospheric light show created by the southern lights — aka aurora australis — over Antarctica before dawn on the 24th of June 2015. Read More >>

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The Earth Was Almost Fried Back in 2012

A massive solar storm in July 2012 was more intense than thought—and it blasted right through the Earth's orbit. Luckily for us, we were on the other side of the sun, thus missing the chaos completely. But if that storm had hit this beautiful little blue marble in space? "The solar bursts would have enveloped Earth in magnetic fireworks matching the largest magnetic storm ever reported on Earth, the so-called Carrington event of 1859," Science Daily reports. Read More >>

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In Pictures: Powerful Space Storm Treats UK to Special Aurora Show

A combination of a rare high geomagnetic activity level and cloud-free night skies treated many parts of the UK to a superb aurora demonstration last night, as the greenish skies were seen as far south as Norfolk and the Isle of Man. Here are some of the finest photos snapped from sky-afire UK. Read More >>

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The Otherworldly Glow of the Solar System’s Auroras, Bottled in a Lab

If this image makes you think of the Northern Lights, you shouldn't be surprised. Because this is in fact a planeterrella: a large glass dome containing spheres and charged particles, which mimics the auroral glows present within our solar system. Read More >>

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Highlights from the World’s Largest Drone Fair

Defence industry specialists circled up in Washington this week for the three-day-long trade fair of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. In other words, a bunch of guys with a lot of money just got together for a giant drone show. It's actually the world's largest. And here are its wares. Read More >>

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Iridescent Skins Let You Just Tilt To Change Your iPhone’s Colour

If you're tired of the iPhone's boring black or white colour options, but would also like to avoid a bulky case or letting Colorware.com have at it with your device, you might want to check out Clear-Coat's new colour-changing Aurora skin. Read More >>

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The Aurora Borealis Continues To Be Totally Awe-Inspiring, Video After Video

Sometimes you just want to rest your eyeballs. So you look out your window and are reminded that you live in a city or a depressing suburb or something. So then you watch nature videos. Read More >>

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This Beautiful Aurora Is One Spiral in the Sky That Isn’t Out to Get You

All around is chaos and coming apocalypse, so take a moment to cast your eyes over this beautiful, calming aurora, snapped by David Cartier. Read More >>