Two successful rocket liftoffs in Norway in recent time have left locals confused, stunned, and in awe of an incredible imitation light show. Following two orange dots launched via the air, developing glowing clouds and colorful lights emerged suddenly, but it was not an alien assault, as some are suggesting. In its place, the rockets were an element of AZURE—Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment—which is a NASA-backed experiment to study about the stream of particles in the ionosphere. Two resonating rockets were launched into the sky from the ASC (Andoya Space Center), Norway. Seemingly, auroras are a noticeable product of crashes as charged particles from the space smashed into Earth. The winds in the ionosphere region moved these particles roughly and though this vertical wind is an extremely important division of atmosphere.
As per to NASA, the AZURE rockets calculated the atmospheric temperature and density, plus deploying tracers like trimethylaluminum and a blend of strontium and barium, which is a mixture that ionizes when encountered to sunlight. Back in 2018, the NASA team explained, “These mixtures produce colorful clouds that permit scientists to track the stream of neutral and charged particles, correspondingly.” The tracers would be discharged at an altitude of 114 to 250 Kilometers (71 to 155 Miles) high and facade no danger to residents in the region. The clouds were then monitored to calculate the winds and stream of particles as the blazing spots dispersed.
In recent time, NASA was news for stating that the ISS (International Space Station) hosts many microbes like gyms and hospital. NASA researchers—including one of Indian origin—discovered that the ISS is crowded with fungi and bacteria; forming a microbial environment in the orbital lab same like hospitals and gyms on the Earth and placing astronauts at health risk.