PHILADELPHIA (CBS)––Lookup! A NASA rocket launch is set to develop an aurora-esque sight in the sky over the Delaware Valley Tuesday night! This will be the 5th effort to release the Terrier-ImprovedMalemute sounding rocket, after a 4th scrub previously this night.

Colorful, bright clouds will appear in the sky in the minutes after liftoff from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, set up for in between 9: 09 p.m. and 9: 19 p.m. Tuesday.

Thesynthetic aurora will form as an outcome of 10 containers of vapor released from the rocket to assist researchers study air movements in the ionosphere. Three chemicals will engage to form these color tracers; cupric-oxide, barium and strontium. None of these chemicals will harmful to anybody along the coast.

Colorful Clouds To Illuminate Sky During NASA's Rocket Launch Tuesday by: Elie Abi Younes published:


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