Truth About 'Alien' Lights In Norway And Extraterrestrial Visit Theory

Mindy Sparks
April 10, 2019

After two orange dots launched through the air, expanding glowing clouds and colourful lights appeared suddenly - but it was not an alien attack, as some outlets have been suggesting.

As the two AZURE rockets launched - leaving at almost the same time from Norway's Andøya Space Center - photographer Michael Theusner already had his camera trained on the sky, from a location about 112 miles (180 km) to the south of the launch.

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, were even more colorful than usual on the night of April 6, as rockets launched from the Andoya Space Center in Norway created colorful clouds as part of a NASA-backed experiment. On the background is a real aurora, a natural show of dancing lights that are products of the collision between the Earth's atmosphere and particles from the sun.

The April 8 launch is the first of eight sounding rocket missions set to be launched in aid of NASA's AZURE mission.

The ionizing tracers (trimethylaluminum and a barium-strontium mixture) were released at altitudes of approximately 71 to 155 miles above Earth's surface and posed no immediate hazard to area residents, per NASA.


Norwegian news website VOL reported that many calls were received by local police about the lights.

"When odd lights and colourful, expanding clouds appeared, I first did not have an explanation for", Michael Theusner, who captured a time-lapse of the footage while recording the Northern Lights, explained in the description of his YouTube video of the event.

A light show appearing in the skies over northern Norway last week sparked speculation of an alien spacecraft visiting Earth. NASA said that the tracer rockets release gas that takes on colors, "helping researchers track the flow of neutral and charged particles in Earth's ionosphere".

Projects like the one witness by stargazers this month will help scientists gain exact measurements of both horizontal and vertical pathways of particles in the ionosphere over a range of altitudes and help increase understanding of the Auroras they create.

AZURE is the first of eight sounding rocket missions launching over the next two years as part of an global collaboration of scientists known as The Grand Challenge Initiative - Cusp.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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