View Full Version : Dramatic Rocket Launch Into an Aurora

2012-Feb-20, 07:50 PM
Over the weekend, a two-stage sounding rocket launched into a sky shimmering with green aurora. On board were instruments that will help shed new light on the physical processes that create the Northern Lights and further our understanding of the complex Sun-Earth connection. “We’re investigating what’s called space weather,” said Steven Powell from Cornell University. [...]

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