This week our Sun shows more signs of life by firing multiple solar storms in the past few days. Several of these have been Earth-directed, and although small, they are nonetheless a welcome sight. Along with some fast solar wind from a coronal hole hitting Earth now, these mini-storms are causing some brilliant displays of aurora at high latitudes. In addition, our Sun continues to keep the solar flux in the low 70s, which means we are remaining in the marginal range for radio propagation on Earth’s dayside. See the details of the storming this week including how it will affect GPS reception and radio communications, and in a special segment on Mars, learn how a recent scientific study on Martian ice-mining impacts planned landing sites for the first human mission to the Red Planet.