Nasa probes strange North Pole anomaly where “sky is so heavy that it should FALL”

NASA is currently investigating an area high above the North Pole that is so dense it is technically impossible to see. “fall down.”

The US space agency thinks that extra mass is something we don’t see and understand. They launched a mission today in an attempt to figure this out.


The rocket was launched into the air above Norway and released vapors.NASA Credit
The Nasa mission involved releasing color vapors into the sky, like the ones seen above, so scientists could measure wind patterns


The Nasa mission involved the release of color vapors in the sky like the ones shown above so scientists could measure wind patterns.NASA Credit

Nasa : “Something invisible supports that extra mass and the CREX-2 mission aims to figure out exactly what it is.”

The North Pole passes at noon local, and is the subject of this investigation.

This gap is also known as the Polar Cusp.

The Earth’s magnetic field shields us from solar winds, but these winds can pass through the polar cusp to disrupt radio and GPS signals.

Even more remarkable about the polar cusp, is that spacecraft passing through it slow down. No one knows why.

Mark Conde, the principal investigator for NASA’s Cusp Region Experiment-2 (CREX-2), described the area as like spacecraft hitting “a speed bump.”

Today’s CREX-2 experiment saw Nasa launch a rocket to the polar cusp over Norway.

It released colorful vapors in the sky, so scientists could try to measure wind speeds.

One theory is that vortex-like winds spin in the polar cusp.

Many instruments were included on the rocket, including ones that could measure electric charges and other things that might be helping to support denser atmosphere.

Scientists are focusing on an area approximately 250 miles high, which contains air that is one-and-a-half times denser than any other altitude.

Conde said: “You can’t just increase the mass in a region by a factor of 1.5 and do nothing else, or the sky will fall.”

At 3:24 AM ET, the rocket launched 20 canisters of soda can-sized into the cusp.

Nasa explained, “The canisters have been timed to explode at different altitudes.

“When they burst, they’ll release vapor tracers — particles often found in firework displays which glow by scattering sunlight or upon exposure to oxygen — in a three-dimensional grid in the sky.

“The wind will paint the sky with these glowing clouds, revealing how air moves in this unusual section of the atmosphere.”

The vapors were mapped by a team of scientists who was stationed in Scandinavia.

They were photographed for a period of around 30 minutes and a student scientist even documented them by flying a plane from Reykjavík in Iceland.

Because it was dark enough to allow the tracers to see in the sky, the scientists were limited to a window.

Nasa said: “The CREX-2 payload was successfully launched at 3:25 a.m. EST from the Andøya Space Center in Norway. 

“The payload was carried by the four-stage Oriole IV sounding rocket to an apogee 392 miles.  

“Preliminary reports are that the flight was successful and the ampules carrying the vapors performed as planned.  Good data was received including data from the vapor imaging team.”

The polar cusp is an area above the North Pole that contains a small section of unusually dense air


The polar cusp, an area located above the North Pole, contains a small portion of unusually dense air.Credit: Andøya Space Center / Trond Abrahamsen

Learn more about science

You want to learn more about the wonderful and bizarre world of science? We cover everything from the Moon to human bodies.

Scientists are baffled by the fears about Earth’s cosmic Yo-Yo’, as it TIPS on its Side and is causing panic.

In other news, the brightest comet of 2021 is heading our way and it should be visible in time for some Christmas stargazing.

Nasa has warned that a giant asteroid bigger than the Eiffel Tower will break into Earth’s orbit in just over a week.

A new study warns that an alien species could travel on human spacecraft to contaminate Earth.

And, Nasa has plans to put a nuclear power plant on the Moon within this decade.

We pay for stories!

Have a story to share with The US Sun team?


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here