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Scientists thought ‘Steve’ was a new aurora. Turns out it isn’t.

Named “Steve,” the swathes of purple light filling skies over Regina, Canada, spurred plenty of intrigue when discovered by citizen scientists. The lights, the likes of which locals had never seen before, were understood by scientists to be a new aurora. Or so they thought. SEE ALSO: YouTube’s women of STEM make learning about science...CONTINUE READING
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This could be the first space hotel and people are already pre-booking the $9.5 million experience

Orion Span is planning to launch a luxury space hotel in 2022. Although this timescale sounds a bit unrealistic, the company mentions that 4 months worth of bookings were sold out in just 3 days after they started accepting reservations.  Staying at the Aurora Station is expected to cost you $9.5 million for a 12-day...CONTINUE READING
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Want to spot ‘Steve’ the aurora? Here’s how to do it

There’s a never-before-studied aurora gracing night skies around the world, and NASA wants you to try to spot it. The newfound aurora, named Steve (short for Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement), looks like a purple light with some green features.  Scientists think that Steve likely appears when charged plasma from the sun hits the Earth’s...CONTINUE READING
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‘Steve’ is the name of a new kind of aurora, discovered thanks to citizen scientists

“Steve” may be ordinary as it comes with aurora names, but one called exactly that certainly has an extraordinary story. The streaks of purple light which appeared in the sky over Regina, Canada, were the source of curiosity for locals who hadn’t seen anything quite like it before.  SEE ALSO: Don’t believe the hype about...CONTINUE READING
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