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    Posted on Mar 5, 2014

    NASA Shot A Rocket Into The Northern Lights And It Was Astonishing

    Keep doing what you're doing, NASA. It's incredible.

    In the early morning hours of March 3rd, NASA shot a rocket into the sky from a research center in Poker Flat, Alaska.

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    The rocket was shot straight into the "Northern Lights," over northern Alaska.

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    The rocket traveled for 10 minutes through the heart of the Aurora.

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    The goal was for NASA to collect data to determine how certain structures form in the Aurora.

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    “The conditions were optimal,” Marilia Samara, principal investigator for the mission, told NASA.

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    It's amazing what NASA can do from a small shed in northern Alaska.

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    Well done, team!

    NASA / Via Flickr: gsfc

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