Clemson-led research team launch rockets into aurora borealis to study dynamics of energy exchange


CLEMSON — As the Northern Lights danced over Poker Flat Research Range near Fairbanks, Alaska, early one morning in April, a team of researchers led by Clemson University assistant professor of physics Stephen Kaeppler launched a sounding rocket into the colorful aerial display.

Three minutes later, the scientists launched a second rocket.

The researchers launched the rockets to study how energy behaves during an

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