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Northern Lights News
December 8, 2019

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Scientists Discover What Powers Celestial Phenomenon STEVE

The celestial phenomenon known as STEVE is likely caused by a combination of heating of charged particles in the atmosphere and energetic electrons like those that power the aurora, according to new ... read more

Researchers Uncover Additional Evidence for Massive Solar Storms

Solar storms can be far more powerful than previously thought. A new study has found evidence for the third known case of a massive solar storm in historical times. The researchers believe that ... read more

New Kind of Aurora Is Not an Aurora at All

Thin ribbons of purple and white light that sometimes appear in the night sky were dubbed a new type of aurora when brought to scientists' attention in 2016. But new research suggests these ... read more

Jupiter's X-Ray Auroras Pulse Independently

Jupiter's intense northern and southern lights pulse independently of each other according to new ... read more
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Successful Filming of Fastest Aurora Flickering

Researchers conducted a 3 year continuous high-speed imaging observation at Poker Flat Research Range, Alaska, USA, and identified the physics behind the flickering of aurora. At the same time, they ... read more

First Solar Images from NOAA's GOES-16 Satellite

The first images from the Solar Ultraviolet Imager or SUVI instrument aboard NOAA's GOES-16 satellite have been successful, capturing a large coronal hole on Jan. 29, ... read more