Astronauts captured a red sprite from their vantage point on the International Space Station. The vibrant jellyfish is part of a thunderstorm that raged over Mexico in early August.
This retro commercial — featuring two aliens from planet “I Match My Eyeshadow To My Space Unitard” — is so 1980s it hurts ... so good. Who are these big-haired extraterrestrials, flitting about the galaxy to visit diners and sip soda pop? Only Sprite’s marketing team circa 1985 knows.
Jason Ahrns has had a very unusual summer. For the last several weeks, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks grad student has been studying sprites – a rare form of red lightning that appears high above thunderclouds. And he's been doing it from a plane.