aurora

Motherboard

NASA Says It Caused Otherworldly Lights In the Arctic Circle

A NASA rocket launch mission that painted the Arctic sky was compared to an “alien attack.”
Sarah Emerson
4.9.19
solar storms

Weekend Solar Storm May Create Auroras As Far South As Vancouver and NYC

The Sun is getting grumpy again after years of relative peace.
Becky Ferreira
3.22.19
steve

‘Steve' Is a Radiant Purple Sky Ribbon That Defies Explanation

A new study confirms that Steve is not generated by particle precipitation. So what is powering this skyglow?
Becky Ferreira
8.21.18
Noisey Presents

You Should Probably Definitely Go See Aurora in NYC This November

The ethereal Scandi pop pixie is playing her biggest NYC show yet.
Noisey Staff
9.16.16
nasa

Sound and Gravity Waves Combine to Heat Jupiter's Great Red Spot

The upper atmospheres of gas giants are unaccountably hot. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot may be the key to understanding why.
Becky Ferreira
7.27.16
Art

A Colorful Cosmic Installation Celebrates the Royal Astronomical Society's 200th

Jessica Lloyd-Jones and Ant Dickinson bring the wonders of the galaxy to a Welsh festival.
Francesca Cacapossela
7.25.16
nasa

The Nine Space Gadgets NASA’s Juno Orbiter Is Using to Study Jupiter

Magnetometers, cameras, and spectrographs, oh my!
Becky Ferreira
7.5.16
aurora

DARPA's Vertical Takeoff/Landing X-Plane Takes Its First Flight

At 20 percent scale.
Michael Byrne
4.25.16
aurora

Amateur Astronomers Are Sharing the Brilliant Arctic Aurora With the World

Why Canada's Arctic has the world's best Northern Lights
Melanie Windridge
4.8.16
Interviews

Aurora: "Without Darkness the World Would Be Boring and Life Would Be Very Flat"

The Norwegian's songs have accrued millions of plays and today she releases her debut LP. We meet the 20-year-old singer in London to find there's a ton more weird to her than meets the eye.
Nick Levine
3.11.16
Design

A Robotic Ceiling Sets the Precedent for AI Architecture

In ‘Aurora,’ architect and interaction designer Behnaz Farahi imagines a future of sensory spaces.
DJ Pangburn
2.26.16
the vice reader

​2015 Was the Year the Literary Versus Genre War Ended

Here are 11 great books that showed how the decades-old "literary or genre" question is now history.
Lincoln Michel
12.31.15
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