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Galaxies and auroras glow in glorious winning photos

Our complex universe gets to show off in a spectacular series of winning photos from the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest.

By September 18, 2015


Aurora seen from the space station is a magic veil over Earth

Astronaut Scott Kelly captures a stirring image of a glowing aurora that makes the planet look like a fantasy wonderland seen from afar.

By August 18, 2015


Auroras seen from space mystify and amaze (pictures)

Magical lights dance across Earth's atmosphere in this collection of images of auroras seen from the International Space Station and beyond.

10 Images By August 18, 2015


Brown dwarf's fiery aurora is out of this world...and solar system

Astronomers have spied an aurora beyond our solar system for the first time, lighting up the pole of a failed star that's cool in multiple ways.

By July 29, 2015


Alienware Aurora (Core i7-2600K

We can't recommend the Alienware Aurora on performance and value grounds, but its memorable appearance might appeal to those interested in making a statement with a gaming desktop.

By June 2, 2011

3 stars Editors' rating June 2, 2011

Watch this stunning time-lapse of the aurora borealis from space

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captures a series of stills of an aurora borealis from the ISS. Those images of the light show get turned into an amazing time-lapse video.

By May 19, 2015


Glowing ultraviolet aurora spotted on Mars

NASA's orbiting Mars probe has spotted two surprises in the Red Planet's atmosphere: an unexplained dust cloud and a deep ultraviolet aurora.

By March 18, 2015


Rockets glow against Alaska aurora in brilliant NASA image

The Northern Lights in Alaska provide a ghostly backdrop for a dramatic image of rockets launching into the early-morning sky.

By January 30, 2015


See what it's like to fly through an aurora in orbit

It looks like something from a '90s screensaver, but it's footage of the International Space Station flying through the northern (or maybe southern?) lights.

By August 25, 2014


What happens when a giant hole opens on the sun?

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has photographed a massive coronal hole gaping across the face of the sun. Here's what it means.

By October 18, 2015