NASA Rocket Launched Into Aurora Borealis (Photo)

Fun Pic, Sci/Tech — By on 2012/02/21 7:45 PM

A team of scientists launched an instrument-laden rocket into northern lights display on Saturday, February 18th. The two-stage Terrier-Black Brant rocket was blasted from the Poker Flat Research Range in Fairbanks, Alaska. Funded by the NASA, the mission is studying electrical activity in the aurora borealis and the likelihood it’s interfering with GPS and other signals.

Aurora Rocket Launched In Alaska To Study Northern Lights

Photo: Mark Conde, UAF/ktuu.com

Aurora Rocket Launched In Alaska To Study Northern Lights

Photo: Terry E. Zaperach, NASA/eos.unh.edu

Aurora Rocket Launched In Alaska To Study Northern Lights

Photo: Donald Hampton/eos.unh.edu

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