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Aurora Borealis

Tracking the Earth’s magnetic field in Northern Lights

Physicists are keen on solving the mysteries of the Earth’s magnetic field. Their curiosity has a practical side – when solar storms that create the aurora are bent by the magnetic field, it can affect technologies that modern civilization depends on.

How is earth connected to space?

That is one of the questions the researchers at the Birkeland Centre for Space Science are trying to answer.

Extra strong Aurora Borealis this week

The sky was ablaze in South Norway and Denmark late Monday evening.

Flew through the aurora

A successful flight over Svalbard with the ICI-3 research rocket

Going after the aurora with rockets

Scientists are about to launch a rocket from the Svalbard archipelago in the Artic. The aim is to take readings within the aurora borealis, in order to investigate space weather and find out why GPS signals are disrupted.