How did NASA create its own pretty artificial auroras? Rockets, of course.

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Painting the sky with your own aurora is as easy as launching a NASA rocket into the Norwegian night.

The space agency orchestrated its own version of the light phenomena on Friday in order to understand the amount of energy auroras generate within Earth’s upper atmosphere and beyond.

NASA launched two sounding rockets from Norway’s Andøya Space Center, to generate artificial auroras against the backdrop of a real aurora. And it…

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