aurora

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.


Amazing Views Of Last Week's UK Aurora Show

A combination of rare, high geomagnetic activity and cloud-free night skies treated many parts of the UK to an amazing aurora demonstration last night. Here are some of the finest photos that got snapped and posted to Twitter.


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.


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” have at it with your device, you might want to check out Clear-Coat’s new colour-changing Aurora skin.


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.


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.


Beautiful Tasmanian Aurora Is Your Image Of The Day

Thanks to the increased solar activity over the last few days, Aurora sightings are up. This is an image taken last night from Tasmania that shows just how gorgeous the universe can be.


Buying A Ton Of Guns On The Internet Is Cheap, Legal, And Shockingly Easy

If you’re a terrorist, a guerrilla, or are aspiring toward either, The Armory might be your gun depot of choice. But for anyone not on the government’s radar, 100-per cent legal, open websites are all you need to plan an American massacre. This is a little scary.


Alienware Aurora Is A $4K Gaming Behemoth

While real geeks build there own high-end gaming rigs, there’s still a market for PC gamers who want to buy a customisable high-end machine. The Alienware Aurora is designed for that market.


Elves Must Live Where The Aurora And The Moonbow Meet

If you go to Skógafoss — a waterfall in the south of Iceland — when the full moon is shining bright during the aurora season, perhaps you would catch this magical scene. And meet an elvish princess who looks like Björk.