NASA has launched last Tuesday from a space center in Virginia five rockets to study the upper-level jet stream (96 to 104 kilometers above surface). The rockets released a chemical tracer (trimethyl aluminium) to form milky-white plumes that allowed scientists to study 3D turbulence in the thermosphere. The name of this NASA experiment was ATREX (Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment).
According to the witnesses, the view was amazing…here below is a picture taken…indeed quite awesome !
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(Image Credit: Jack Fusco, space weather.com)
(Image Credit: NASA/Wallops:)