News tagged with high altitudes

Image: Esrange launch tower

An interior view of a launch tower for suborbital rockets at Esrange, near Kiruna in Sweden. ESA launches sounding rockets from here to run experiments in microgravity as they climb to heights of 270 km before returning to ...

dateJan 13, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Video: Sprites, gravity waves and airglow

Look! Fast! Sprite lightning occurs only at high altitudes above thunderstorms, only last for a thousandth of a second and emit light in the red portion of the visible spectrum, so they are really difficult to see. But one ...

dateSep 05, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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