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  1. Space

    Sun Continues Impressive Activity, Tosses Coronal Mass Ejections at Earth

    If you weren't already aware, the Sun's been seeing a whole lot of action of late. Like, it's still being the Sun, but it's also putting out incredible X-class solar flares, complete with coronal mass ejections. The latter doesn't necessarily require the former, though, and that's where we find ourselves at currently. Thanks to a couple of coronal mass ejections yesterday, there's a good chance we're going to get some geomagnetic storm activity over the next few days.

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  2. Space

    This? Oh, It’s Nothing. Just the Aurora Australis Over Antarctica With The Milky Way

    Despite Google bringing the South Pole to your computer, there are some sights that have to be witnessed first hand to really be appreciated. Such is likely the case for this picture, taken outside the Concordia base in Antarctica. In the bitter, freezing night, the southern lights -- aurora australis -- put on an incredible show with the Milky Way.

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  3. Space

    Scientists on Earth Spot Aurora Around Uranus

    When Voyager 2 made its flyby of the strangely tilted planet Uranus, scientists got their first glimpse of what an aurora looked like on the icy blue planet. However, such lights have never been observed on Uranus from Earth, until last year when a team of scientists used careful planning and the Hubble Telescope to watch the lights on the distant planet.

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  4. Science

    Majestic “Moonbow” Makes Rainbows Seem Gaudy, Cheap

    When Iceland isn't spewing volcanic ash into the air or crowdsourcing a rewrite of its constitution, it's home to some of the most spectacular views on the planet. This image from Stephane Vetter is a great example, featuring a gorgeous waterfall, spectacular rock formations, a faint aurora and a "moonbow."

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