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A pair of sounding rockets took aim at the aurora over Svalbard, Norway, to help scientists understand how Earth loses oxygen into space.


VISIONS-2 photograph by NASA/Allison Stancil-Ervin. Aurora photography by Ahmed Ghalib. Story by Kathryn Hansen based on materials by Miles Hatfield, Doug Rowland, and Keith Koehler.

Published December 14, 2018
Data acquired November 2018

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