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NASA Makes artificial clouds

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posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 01:54 AM
Dont know if this was posted, did a search but its pretty interesting. Enjoy. Here is what its about.

"NASA is playing God, its making its own weather" - Jeremy Clarkson, heads to Mississippi where NASA test their Space Shuttle solid rocket boosters, consuming half a million gallons of fuel. During this test NASA manage to create artificial clouds.

From BBC Top Gear

posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 01:55 AM
Guess we can make weather after all....dun dun dun...

posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 02:25 AM
reply to post by Thisbseth

I've seen this before somewhere on here, I think even under a similar title.

There's several more found under the search function.

Not news.

Please use the search function before posting.

edit on 22-3-2012 by nineix because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 03:02 AM
Already posted on ATS somewhere...don't have time to look up the link(s) for you....

posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 07:45 PM
It's the main engines, not the booster rockets.

Their fuel is liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, which burn to create water. The water forms a cloud.

Jet engines make artificial clouds every day (contrails). This is just a rather larger example, and from a non-moving source.

posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 08:16 PM
reply to post by Uncinus

And also generating a lot more water than a jet, and in a fixed space with already high humdity by the look of it - so yeah - add lots (and lots and lots) of water vapour to that and you get...tah da - clouds...and even rain.....which is what you should expect when you add so much water to an already "wet" atmosphere.

posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 08:21 PM
You'd get a very similar result from a large steam engine.

posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 08:34 PM
Maybe you guys should pay some attention to the vast amount of fuel that was used to generate such a small cloud. That itself should help you realize the fallacies of topics such as “chamtrails”. It should also be noted that much of that cloud is generated by steam from the noise abatement systems used to keep the engines from ripping themselves apart. A rocket engine by itself, with no noise abatement makes very little smoke or clouds:

Russian rocket with no noise abatement:

NASA Sound Abatement/suppression system:

posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 04:21 PM
What about cloud seeding? I want to say it uses a metalic Powder
(iron, aluminum and/or mixtures) and create weather systems but possibly unhealthy.

posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 04:33 PM
reply to post by synapses

Cloud seeding usually uses silver iodide (AgI). If you consumed a large amount of it it would not be good, but the amount used for cloud seeding is miniscule.

cloud seeding affects the precipitation from clouds - eg making it rain before it will hail, or forcing rain or snow over particular areas.

it's effectiveness has never been positively established AFAIK, but people & organisations seem happy enough with it to pay for it.

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