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A NASA Rocket Launched in the Middle of the Northern Lights

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Mar 6, 2014 • References: flickr and buzzfeed
A NASA rocket launched into the Northern Lights on March 3rd 2014 and the visual records of the event are astonishing. The rocket was launched in the early morning hours, flying into the sky from a research center in Poker Flat, Alaska.

The rocket traveled for 10 minutes through the heart of the Aurora with the goal of collecting data to determine how certain structures form in it. The conditions at the time were optimal and stunning of course.

When you put it into perspective, the crew was operating out of a small, snow-covered wooden shed in the Alaska and still managed to accomplish some incredible things. The photos are unworldly, documenting the rocket's initial launch and its travel through green, mystical lights. It's breathtaking.