STEVE's mauve ribbon and green picket fence

Solar System

The Aurora Called STEVE Isn’t Aurora After All . . . Mostly

New observations of STEVE, the mauve celestial ribbon that aurora chasers have seen fluttering in the sky, have helped scientists determine the energy source of this unique phenomenon.

Andoya Launch

Solar System

Rocket Barrage to Study Northern Lights

A series of 11 sounding rocket flights from two remote locations in the Arctic circle will help unlock the secrets of the processes behind the Northern Lights.

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