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Uncovering the Mystery of the Aurora Borealis

Scientists explore the mysteries of the Aurora with a stunning light show.

Colorful clouds formed by the release of vapors from the two AZURE rockets allow scientists to measure auroral winds. (Photo Credit: NASA/Lee Wingfield)
NASA successfully launched AZURE, the Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment, mission on April 5, 2019, from the Andøya Space Center in Norway. (Photo credit: NASA/Lee Wingfield)
A graphic showing where vapor trails from sounding rockets are used to reveal the winds of the upper atmosphere as a function of altitude. (Credit: NASA)



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