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Using a UV Camera to Reveal Hidden Ultraviolet Patterns Humans Can’t See

Photographer and “mad scientist” Don Komarechka is back for a DPReview TV episode on ultraviolet light. Specifically, he explains how a modified camera-and-filter combination can reveal hidden ultraviolet patterns that…

Researchers design the world’s fastest ultraviolet camera

Illustration of a compact, one-box UV-CUP system. Credit: Jinyang Liang The team of Professor Jinyang Liang, a specialist in ultrafast imaging at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS),…

Astronomers find the first galaxy whose ultraviolet luminosity is comparable to that of a quasar

Left and centre: Image of the region of the sky containing BOSS-EUVLG1, which stands out due to its blue colour. Credit: DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys. Right: Artist’s drawing of the…

Rosetta’s ‘rubber ducky’ comet has ultraviolet auroras

Planets aren’t the only things in the solar system with auroras. Comets can have them too, data from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta mission has revealed. While looking at…

‘Dayglow’ at Rosetta’s comet turns out to be unexpected ultraviolet aurora

Comet Chury in all its glory ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM Auroras, better known to we Earthlings as northern or southern lights, aren’t limited to planets and moons. For the first time, scientists have…

Rosetta spacecraft detects unexpected ultraviolet aurora at a comet

Data from Southwest Research Institute-led instruments aboard ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft helped reveal unique ultraviolet auroral emissions around irregularly shaped Comet 67P. Although these auroras are outside the visible spectra, other…