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Ariane 5 Rocket, Meteor, and Milky Way in one stunning image

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  1. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Can you spot the plume of a rising Ariane 5 rocket in this surreal panoramic photo?

    Taken on Feb. 7, the above image shows the Milky Way Galaxy, a fortuitous streak of a meteor and rising Ariane 5 rocket (on its 250th liftoff) launched few minutes before from Kourou, in French Guiana, in the night sky over Doi Inthanon National Park in Thailand.

    According to Space.com, the evening launch from the frontier of the Amazon jungle was postponed one hour lto wait for stormy weather to pass over the space base.

    The ascent lasted half-hour during which Ariane 5′s twin solid rocket boosters expended more than a million pounds of pre-packed powder propellant.

    Ariane 5 is an expendable launch system belongin to the Ariane rocket family, used by ESA (European Space Agency) to deliver payloads into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) or low Earth orbit (LEO).

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    Anees Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Unable to find the rocket still ???
     
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    Vyom Captain IDF NewBie

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    That brilliant blue jet beside the white streak top-center right of the pic.
     
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    Gessler BANNED BANNED

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    [MENTION=8921]Picdelamirand-oil[/MENTION] Wow look at that pic!
     
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    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    very nice picture
     
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    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Amazing!
     
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    venureddy Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    nice picture
     
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