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180126-N-NO204-0003.JPG Photo By: NASA Wallops Flight Facility

WASHINGTON - NASA Wallops Flight Facility (Dec. 16, 2016). Video captures a 485 pound (220 kilogram) canister of water exploding at 1000 frames per second as part of the ground testing for the NASA “Super Soaker” experiment. The rocket experiment is part of a NASA and U.S. Naval Research Laboratory study showing water vapor, a common launch byproduct of space traffic, can actively cool the mesosphere and induce the formation of mesospheric clouds.


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