Solar Storms

Huge Solar Flare Disrupts GPS Satellites

Huge Solar Flare Disrupts GPS Satellites

The Sun’s impact on weather here on Earth is clear: It makes it hot or cold, it powers air currents, it causes water to evaporate making rain, et cetera. But with our increasing reliance on satellites and electronics, you can’t forget its more insidious effects — and some satellites got…

Jupiter’s Northern Lights Look Absolutely Incredible

Jupiter’s Northern Lights Look Absolutely Incredible

Image Cache: If you want to see beautiful auroras, forget Alaska, Canada and Iceland — check out Jupiter. At the gas giant’s north pole, the most powerful and luminous northern lights in the solar system shimmer and glow in an endless geomagnetic storm that’s larger than our entire planet.