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Otherworldly Southern Lights Dance Across Dark Antarctic Skies

Otherworldly Southern Lights Dance Across Dark Antarctic Skies

For the past two weeks, the sunspot known as AR12371 has been out spitting fiery plasma and radio bursts, showering the Earth with epic geomagnetic storms. Across the poles, and in some regions deep into mid-latitudes, skywatchers have enjoyed gorgeous views of the aurora.

New Earth-Orbiting Microwave Gun Is Making Killer Maps Of Wind Dynamics

New Earth-Orbiting Microwave Gun Is Making Killer Maps Of Wind Dynamics

On May 10th, tropical storm Ana — the first named storm of this year’s North Atlantic hurricane season — made landfall along the USA’s Carolina coast. NASA scientists took the opportunity to observe the storm’s wind dynamics with one of their newest toys and produced this spectacular wind map while…