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In an incredible first, scientists detect an aurora around a comet

September 23rd, 2020

Scientists have spotted an aurora coming from a comet for the first time ever. The comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has an aurora of far-ultraviolet light that can’t be seen by the naked eye. The aurora was spotted by the Rosetta spacecraft which was launch back in 2004 and spent years catching up to the comet in space. …

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Saturn’s auroras sure do look pretty

August 31st, 2018

Here on Earth, auroras are pretty neat sight to see. The phenomenon, commonly called the “Northern Lights,” is fairly well understood by scientists. They occur when charged particles from the Sun are funneled towards Earth’s poles by our planet’s magnetic field. Those particles then interact with various gasses in Earth’s atmosphere and create a brilliant …