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Northern Lights

A research rocket was launched on February 18 high into the sky over Alaska, into the Aurora Borealis. Professor Kristina Lynch and others are collecting data on the nature of the aurora in relation to the planet's environment and seek to understand the Aurora Borealis's mix of electrically charged particles.

 

(photo by NASA Photographer Terry E. Zaperach)

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Taken on February 18, 2012