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NASA’s AIM Sees First Night-Shining Clouds of Antarctic Summer

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The FINANCIAL -- Summer in Antarctica is marked by days in which the Sun never sets, balmy temperatures that hover as high as freezing, and electric-blue clouds of ice. NASA’s Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere mission — AIM for short — spotted the summer’s first noctilucent, or night-shining, clouds on Dec. 8, 2020. In the days that followed, the fine wisps of cloud slowly grew into slight puffs high over Antarctica.…

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Credits: NASA/HU/VT/CU-LASP/AIM/Joy Ng

NASA’s AIM Sees First Night-Shining Clouds of Antarctic Summer

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The FINANCIAL -- Summer in Antarctica is marked by days in which the Sun never sets, balmy temperatures that hover as high as freezing, and electric-blue clouds of ice. NASA’s Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere mission — AIM for short — spotted the summer’s first noctilucent, or night-shining, clouds on Dec. 8, 2020. In the…