posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 01:59 AM
This is not really weather modification. Nor is such the intent. The cloud is just a byproduct of all that rocket exhaust hitting the water heat
sink at the launch pad.
Rocket exhaust is aimed at huge pools of water that act as heat sinks, otherwise the ground would liquefy.
All that evaporated water from the rocket exhaust turns into steam. The steam as a cloud of water vapor cools, condenses, and then rains. Simple.
You can do the very same thing on a much smaller scale by turning on your shower all the way hot, and waiting until all the steamy water vapor has
built up enough to drip off your ceiling.
Nothing all that really much miraculous about it, unless, you just didn't know that water goes through state changes of solid liquid and vapor.
edit on 9-1-2012 by nineix because: (no reason given)