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Amazing photo of a NASA rocket being fired into an aurora

Good work, science.

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THIS IS THE moment when a NASA rocket was shot into the sky towards an aurora in Alaska during the week.

The US space agency released the pic which shows the sounding rocket flying towards the shimmering lights over Venetie in Alaska at 6.09am (3.09pm GMT) on Monday.

The slightly amusingly-acronymed Ground-to-Rocket Electrodynamics-Electron Correlative Experiment – also known as GREECE – will study classic curls in the aurora in the night sky.

Good work, science.

(Pic: NASA)

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