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NASA Rocket Team To Chase Pulsating Aurora

A new NASA sounding rocket mission will soon take to the Alaskan skies.

Strong Aurora Over North America

Thomas Pesquet: We were treated to the strongest auroras of the entire mission, over north America and Canada. Amazing spikes higher than our orbit, and we flew right above the centre of the ring, rapid waves and pulses all over.

An Orbital View Of An Earthly Aurora

Aurora galore! By now I've seen quite a few but we won't see any for many, many, years (possibly never again in my lifetime), so it deserves to be shared.

Green Aurora Covering Earth

Thomas Pesquet: Another aurora but this one is special as it is so bright. It is the full Moon lighting up the shadow side of Earth almost like daylight.

Red, green and blue in this aurora picture. The green is the standard aurora colour, but of course nothing is ever standard about these magnificent shows of nature!

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, that fill the sky in high-latitude regions have fascinated people for thousands of years. But how they're created, while theorized, had not been conclusively proven.

A special type of aurora, draped east-west across the night sky like a glowing pearl necklace, is helping scientists better understand the science of auroras and their powerful drivers out in space.

Aurora Australis Viewed From Orbit

The aurora australis swirls above the Indian Ocean south of Australia as the International Space Station orbited 265 miles over Earth.

NASA successfully launched the Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment or AZURE mission on April 5 from the And√łya Space Center in Norway.

Notanee Bourassa knew that what he was seeing in the night sky was not normal.

Sometimes on a dark night near the poles, the sky pulses a diffuse glow of green, purple and red. Unlike the long, shimmering veils of typical auroral displays, these pulsating auroras are much dimmer and less common.

The majestic auroras have captivated humans for thousands of years, but their nature -- the fact that the lights are electromagnetic and respond to solar activity -- was only realized in the last 150 years.

Canadian Aurora Seen From Above

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted this aurora image over Canada on Jan. 21, 2016 with the message: ""O Canada! Beneath thy shining skies. You were beautiful this morning! #YearInSpace"

This winter, two sounding rockets will launch through the aurora borealis over Norway to study how particles move in a region near the North Pole where Earth's magnetic field is directly connected to the solar wind.

Morning Aurora From the Space Station

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured this photograph from the International Space Station on Oct. 7, 2015.

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly captured this photo of an aurora from the International Space Station on June 23, 2015.

On Earth, bursts of particles spewed by the Sun spark shimmering auroras, like the Northern Lights, that briefly dance at our planet's poles.

Auroras are the most visible manifestation of the sun's effect on Earth, but many aspects of these spectacular displays are still poorly understood.

NOAA Ovation Aurora Model Goes Operational

The aurora is highly correlated with a number of space weather impacts on systems making forecasting the location and intensity of the aurora important.

The Dance of Saturn's Auroras

Ultraviolet and infrared images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Hubble Space Telescope show active and quiet auroras at Saturn's north and south poles.

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