Scientists at the End of the World Enjoy a Stunning Aurora Australis

At a lonely research station at the end of the world, a group of hardy men and women have spent the last four months in total darkness. The temperature outside hovers around -90ºF (-67.8ºC). But the team received a well-earned bonus recently, when a gorgeous aurora australis rippled across the southern sky. »8/23/15 11:00am8/23/15 11:00am

We're 99% certain this is the most beautiful footage of Earth's auroras yet recorded

Boy howdy, this video definitely confirms that if you're going to gaze at our planet, the International Space Station is the best seat in the house. This video was shot during Expeditions 28 and 29 aboard the ISS from August-October of this year. Time to pretend you're an alien fleet joy-riding through the Milky Way. »11/13/11 9:50am11/13/11 9:50am

The Sun unleashes its biggest solar flare in years

Earlier this week, the Sun emitted its first X-class solar flare in about four years. The most powerful form of solar flare, this particular flare has lit up a massive region on the Sun's southern hemisphere...and any of our readers in the far northern or southern latitudes will be treated to some particularly amazing… »2/17/11 1:57pm2/17/11 1:57pm