Tag: Aurora Borealis

CAPER-2 Flew Through Northern Lights to Catch Waves

CAPER-2 Flew Through Northern Lights to Catch Waves

The Cusp Alfven and Plasma Electrodynamics Rocket-2 (CAPER-2) flew through active Aurora Borealis to study the waves, which accelerate electrons into our atmosphere. The CAPER-2 mission was launched on 4th January 2019 from the Andoya Space Center in Andenes. A 4-stage Black Brant XII sounding rocket was used for this purpose, which climbed to an…

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The New Kind of Aurora called STEVE is Not actually an Aurora

The New Kind of Aurora called STEVE is Not actually an Aurora

A recent study explains that the Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement (STEVE) is a one-of-its-kind celestial event which shouldn’t be confused with auroras. The Northern and Southern Lights have been offering dazzling scenes to the people of the Arctic Circle and the Southern tip of Chile, respectively. Both these auroras have existed for centuries and…

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What Can Solar Wind actually do?

What Can Solar Wind actually do?

We generally don’t realize how dangerous Solar winds are but they can cause a lot of havoc. What are these solar winds which pose threat to not only Earth’s surface but other space entities? According to sciencing.com, Solar winds are geomagnetic storms that are formed by charged particles emanated by the outer atmosphere of the Sun…

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Why are we Seeing Northern Lights?

Why are we Seeing Northern Lights?

Is Earth the only Place where Aurora Borealis can take place? Earth has recently experienced quite a lot of interesting events. Northern lights is right up there in the list as it raised many questions straightway after its first sight. They are also known as Aurora Borealis. The first question to answer here is, what…

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