A Particle Accelerator in Space Could Trigger Artificial Auroras 

Auroras appear according to the whims of nature, not humans, which might just be part of their eerie appeal. But c’mon, it’s the 21st century now. Why are we just waiting around? So here’s a crazy idea unearthed by Mark Zastrow writing in Eos: Let’s a build a particle accelerator to trigger auroras whenever we want. » 4/08/15 9:00pm 4/08/15 9:00pm

Eye-To-Eye With A Storm Striking Earth's Atmosphere

Here's a picture of a geomagnetic storm causing crazy auroras to light up the sky over Newfoundland, as seen from the International Space Station. The ISS is actually at the same altitude as these auroras, and sometimes flies straight through the Northern Lights. Click through for another trippy picture of Earth's… » 2/11/08 4:00pm 2/11/08 4:00pm