Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve

Meet Steve, a newly discovered atmospheric phenomenon that’s so strange it still doesn’t have a formal scientific description, hence the placeholder name. Thanks to the work of aurora enthusiasts and atmospheric scientists, we’re now learning more about Steve, but many questions remain.Read more...

Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve

Steve is a "remarkably common" gas ribbon in the upper atmosphere.

Sun 23 Apr 17 from BBC News

Strange sky spectacle: An aurora named 'Steve'

The unusual aurora appears as a vertical purple streak of light in the night sky.        

11 hours ago from USA today

The story and science behind a new type of aurora called ‘Steve’

That's what you get when the internet names things.

Tue 25 Apr 17 from ZME Science

An Aurora Called 'Steve'? Strange Sky Phenomenon Investigated

Meet "Steve," a strange, new aurora feature discovered by citizen scientists and verified by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Swarm satellites.

Mon 24 Apr 17 from Livescience

An Aurora Called 'Steve'? Strange Sky Phenomenon Investigated, Mon 24 Apr 17 from SPACE.com

Striking new light phenomenon named STEVE

A group of aurora enthusiasts in Canada have found a new type of light in the night sky (pictured) after one spotted it on a Facebook photo. They named it in homage to a 2006 film.

Mon 24 Apr 17 from Daily Mail

What the Hell is This Beautiful Thing?

Fri 21 Apr 17 from Gizmodo

Swarm Explores New Feature of Northern Lights

NewsThanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so ...

Fri 21 Apr 17 from Laboratory Equipment

When Swarm met Steve

Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light ...

Fri 21 Apr 17 from ESA

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