Can you spot the plume of a risingrocket 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.
Image credit: Matipon Tangmatitham via NASA