» Astronomy Pic of the Day: Aurora Shimmer, Meteor Flash

Some night skies are serene and passive -- others shimmer and flash. The later, in the form of auroras and meteors, haunted skies over the island of Kvaløya, near Tromsø Norway on 2009 December 13. This 30 second long exposure records a shimmering auroral glow gently lighting the wintery coastal scene. A study in contrasts, the image also captures the sudden flash of a fireball meteor from the excellent Geminid meteor shower of 2009. Streaking past familiar stars in the handle of the Big Dipper, the trail points back toward the constellation Gemini, off the top of the view. Both auroras and meteors occur in Earth's upper atmosphere at altitudes of 100 kilometers or so, but aurora caused by energetic charged particles from the magnetosphere, while meteors are trails of cosmic dust. Nine years after this photograph was taken, toward the end of this week, the yearly 2018 Geminids meteor shower will peak again, although this time their flashes will compete with the din of a half-lit first-quarter moon during the first half of the night.



Advent Calendar: Day 8

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Blue Potion Games Version of Echo of Soul Launches as a Buy-to-Play Steam Title

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Blue Potion Games' version of Echo of Soul has launched as a buy-to-play title on Steam and as an early access title. Through December 13th, players can purchase the game for $5.39 (regular price 8.99)...or you could probably just go and download the F2P "Phoenix" version from Aeria Games. It's unclear what the differences are between the two, though the Phoenix version has undergone some big changes recently. ... [Read More]
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New Conan Game is Conan Unconquered, a Strategy Game by Petroglyph Studios

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Funcom has announced that the next Conan game coming down the pike is Conan Unconquered, a strategy game being developed by Petroglyph Studios. You may remember that Petroglyph is the original developer of the Command & Conquer series. ... [Read More]
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Release: Stellaris: MegaCorp expansion pack

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More ways to make money? Sold!

MegaCorp, a new expansion pack for Stellaris, is now available DRM-free. Catch up on the Stellaris franchise with discounts up to 60% until December 10th, 11pm UTC.

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Price of Project Warlock lowered in Australia & New Zealand, buyers eligible for full

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Price driven down under.

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Weekend Sale: The perfect distractions - Up to 75% off

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Aftershow snacks.

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Release: Sword Legacy Omen

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Bard's Tale IV now 20% off after some significant fine-tuning

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Come sing along.

Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep is now 20% off until December 10th, 11pm UTC.

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The Inspiration Behind Holiday Ops 2019

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Join the Scavenger Hunt!

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War Thunder to Soon Include Supersonic Jets

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When the 1.85 update launches into War Thunder, players will have new aircraft to play with thanks to the arrival of supersonic jets. These new aircraft come along at Rank VI with air-to-air guided missiles, a totally new type of armament in the game". ... [Read More]
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