NASA sent a balloon to observe ‘electric’ blue clouds, and they sure are pretty

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We're used to NASA dropping gorgeous photos of far-off objects in space, but its most recent observations are much closer to home. In a new post on its website, NASA reveals the results of a mission that was conducted in early July of this year which saw a large balloon soar 50 miles into the sky to study clouds.

The target of the mission was a band of clouds known as PMCs. These "polar meospheric clouds" are thin and wispy, but they might hold clues that could reveal the mechanisms that control turbulence in Earth's atmosphere.

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