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See dazzling photos of the Northern Lights taken in April 2012 around the world.
In 2013, the Sun's cycle of activity will peak. An increase in flare producing sunspots will in all likelihood bombard Earth with geomagnetic storms. The planet's shield, the magnetosphere, is well equipped to handle the onslaught.
The shirt is still out there in the Alaska wilderness.
You might have to ride a snowmobile or don a pair of snowshoes.
SPACE.com writer Mike Wall's thoughts about his whirlwind trip to Alaska to tag along with aurora researchers.
The solar flare kicked up a massive explosion of super-heated magnetic plasma.
See amazing photos of the powerful solar flare that erupted on April 16, 2012.
An active sunspot that merely hours before erupted and lofted a coronal mass ejection, exploded again in a breathtaking display on April 16, 2012. It was not Earth-directed, but this volatile region will have our planet in its sights in coming days.
The team took advantage of a dazzling northern lights show early Thursday morning.
Researchers led by physicist Ben Longmier (in fur hat) launch a weather balloon to examine Alaska's dazzling northern lights in the early morning hours of April 12, 2012. Such auroras are the result of geomagnetic storms.
Snowshoeing in the Alaska wilderness is no walk in the park.
The Hubble photos are the first time auroras on Uranus have been seen from Earth orbit.
See the northern lights of Alaska through the lens of SPACE.com reporter Mike Wall during Project Aether: Aurora.
A team of scientists is launching balloons to the edge of Alaska's auroras, and SPACE.com gets a ringside seat.
SPACE.com reporter Mike Wall is in Alaska with an expedition studying the northern lights.
Project Aether: Aurora is launching weather balloons up to the edge of Alaska's auroras.
Earth's aurora displays can be breathtaking to behold. Have you seen one?