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A rocket, Minotaur I, launched Tuesday night from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., to send the U.S. Air Force's Space Test Program Satellite-3 into orbit. The Total solar irradiance Calibration Transfer Experiment is onboard the satellite to measure the sun's energy output and to gain information on how solar changes can affect the Earth's climate.
NOAA announced on Wednesday that the instrument has successfully entered its orbit. It will stay in space and monitor the sun's energy wavelengths until another instrument of this kind is launched, for which there is not yet a date set.
Scientists are aiming to understand more about the Earth's climate and the factors that can cause changes in it.
These photographers from across the mid-Atlantic were able to get some stunning photographs of the rocket launch Tuesday night.
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