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Seeing something green in the sky? Don’t worry it’s just a Nasa experiment

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Seeing green over Bermuda. Photo by David Chantreau
Photograph by David Chantreau

After the eighth - and final - attempt, Nasa last night launched its KiNET-X mission when a Black Brant XII rocket blasted off from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility, in Virginia.

It meant that people were able to see a green vapour cloud over Bermuda as the rocket released barium gas into the atmosphere.

Nasa was attempting to create two harmless vapour clouds as part of a mission to study energy and momentum in different regions of the atmosphere.

The mission had been cancelled seven times due to weather conditions and last night’s flight was the eighth and last attempt.

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Photograph by Neil W de ste Croix
Green vapour clouds could be seen over Bermuda last night after Nasa carried out an experiment involving the release of barium gas. (Photo Sarah Lagan)
Photograph by Dr Aleesha Maybury
Photograph by Dr Aleesha Maybury

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Published May 17, 2021 at 4:56 pm (Updated May 17, 2021 at 5:04 pm)

Seeing something green in the sky? Don’t worry it’s just a Nasa experiment

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