Strange 'Alien' Lights From NASA Aurora Experiment Looks Out Of This World

Strange 'Alien' Lights From NASA Aurora Experiment Looks Out Of This World

Two Black Brant XI-A sounding rockets were launched at 6:14 and 6:16 p.m. EDT on April 5 carrying scientific instruments for studying the energy exchange within an aurora. The colorful clouds definitely look cool, but they're actually providing incredibly valuable data for NASA scientists.

As a part of the mission, NASA says it has launched the AZURE test rocket - the first of eight such planed launches - that aim to study the patterns of solar winds.

"The tracers will be released at altitudes 71 to 155 miles (114 to 250 kilometres) high and pose no hazard to residents in the region".

"These mixtures create colourful clouds that allow researchers to track the flow of neutral and charged particles, respectively", NASA explained previous year, adding that its tracers would "pose no hazard to residents in the region". According to the USA space agency, the movement of the colorful clouds and their dispersion allowed scientists to observe the flow of particles in two key regions of the atmosphere.

Flabbergasted locals reported having seen something like flying saucers flying in a oddly-shaped pattern as two orange dots appeared in the sky, followed by large expanding glowing clouds of purple and green lights on Saturday night.

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"The more we learn about auroras, the more we understand about the fundamental processes that drive near-Earth space - a region that is increasingly part of the human domain, home not only to astronauts but also communications and Global Positioning System signals that can affect those of us on the ground on a daily basis", NASA's blog post reads. According to VOL, a Norwegian news website, the police received several reports about the glowing lights, which admittedly looked like an alien invasion scene straight out of a sci-fi movie.

The blue lights triggered rumours about aliens, UFOs, with some even claiming that the pictures are fake- having been "edited" or 'photoshopped'.

Projects like the one witness by stargazers this month will help scientists gain exact measurements of both horizontal and vertical pathways of particles in the ionosphere over a range of altitudes and help increase understanding of the Auroras they create.

Skygazers in Norway and Sweden were surprised when they saw odd blue lights in the sky in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

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