Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The study of high altitude winds

U.S. Agency for Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA has launched five rockets from the eastern states of Virginia, within the project study altitude winds.

The rockets were launched early this morning, at intervals of just over one minute. NASA says the project will help scientists better understand the processes of formation of air currents to about one hundred miles above the earth, in a region where electromagnetic disturbances are common.

Each of the rocket released chemical substance that is formed of white clouds to the scientists, and ordinary observers could see the air currents above. NASA announced that the clouds soon became visible in much of the U.S. east coast.

Two of the rockets were equipped with devices for measuring pressure and temperature, winds that are blowing at that height and speed over 480 kilometers per hour. Electromagnetic flow in this area are also strong and can interfere with satellite and radio communications.

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