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A NASA rocket blasted colorful clouds into space — here's what they looked like

NASA launched a rocket that created colorful clouds in space on June 29. Such clouds are being used to probe two big holes in Earth's magnetic shield, called cusps. NASA Wallops Flight Facility released a time-lapse video of the vapor puffs. For the last month, NASA had been waiting for the right moment to launch clouds of red and blue-green vapor out into space. On June 29, that moment finally came.
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