Veja imagens de “água-viva espacial” gerada por lançamento da SpaceX

Veja imagens de “água-viva espacial” gerada por lançamento da SpaceX

13 de maio de 2022 0 Por Jonas Estefanski
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Moradores da costa espacial norte-americana, como é chamada a região do estado da Flórida nos arredores do Centro Espacial Kennedy (KSC), da NASA, e da Estação da Força Espacial de Cabo Canaveral, foram surpreendidos na última sexta-feira (6) por uma “água-viva espacial” formada no céu logo após o lançamento de um foguete da SpaceX. 

Água-viva espacial gerada pelo lançamento do foguete SpaceX Falcon 9, na última sexta-feira (6). Imagem: Danny Lennox via Greg Dee – Twitter

Na ocasião, um foguete Falcon 9 carregado com 53 satélites Starlink decolou com sucesso do KSC, às 6h42 da manhã (pelo horário de Brasília), o que marcou o 12º lançamento para o primeiro estágio deste veículo, empatando com o recorde de reutilização da empresa.

Fotógrafos profissionais da SpaceX capturaram o espetacular lançamento pré-amanhecer enquanto ele se espalhava sobre o Oceano Atlântico, iluminando as nuvens.

De acordo com Christopher Combs, professor de aerodinâmica e engenharia mecânica na Universidade do Texas, a “água-viva espacial” é produzida pela combinação da “física de fluxo compressível com o tempo perfeito”, quando o gás liberado pelo escapamento do foguete é iluminado pelos primeiros raios solares do dia. https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?creatorScreenName=olhardigital&dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&features=eyJ0ZndfZXhwZXJpbWVudHNfY29va2llX2V4cGlyYXRpb24iOnsiYnVja2V0IjoxMjA5NjAwLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X3NlbnNpdGl2ZV9tZWRpYV9pbnRlcnN0aXRpYWxfMTM5NjMiOnsiYnVja2V0IjoiaW50ZXJzdGl0aWFsIiwidmVyc2lvbiI6bnVsbH0sInRmd190d2VldF9yZXN1bHRfbWlncmF0aW9uXzEzOTc5Ijp7ImJ1Y2tldCI6InR3ZWV0X3Jlc3VsdCIsInZlcnNpb24iOm51bGx9fQ%3D%3D&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1522547601748463616&lang=pt&origin=https%3A%2F%2Folhardigital.com.br%2F2022%2F05%2F09%2Fciencia-e-espaco%2Fveja-imagens-de-agua-viva-espacial-gerada-por-lancamento-da-spacex%2F&sessionId=e50314f04c9dc5a1d36d924e4896655d0196aec0&siteScreenName=olhardigital&theme=light&widgetsVersion=0577b6d654dbc%3A1652396794909&width=500px

Why do we see this? It’s a combination of compressible flow physics and perfect timing where the gas is illuminated by light just over the horizon. Check out this thread for more info https://t.co/gdeTtZarB3— Chris Combs (@DrChrisCombs) May 6, 2022

“O sol nascente, muito perto do horizonte, então iluminou a pluma de escape e causou o efeito brilhante”, explicou Combs.

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B1058 completing its 12th launch putting on a show over the Atlantic Ocean just before sunrise! Another batch of Starlink satellites are now in orbit as #SpaceX continues their rapid launch cadence! #Falcon9

📸 for @Teslarati pic.twitter.com/CxKROMmKz7

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Beautiful pre-dawn launch from Cape Canaveral of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and 53 Starlink satellites this morning pic.twitter.com/8cFjS210ZK

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Good morning everyone pic.twitter.com/lHY0WRcIjd— Jville (@CigarJville) May 6, 2022

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Watched an awe inspiring rocket launch this morning. Found out this phenomenon is called a “space jellyfish.” Pretty incredible stuff. #SpaceX pic.twitter.com/sZKW27cOpN

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This morning when Dad and I were outside just before sunrise, we got to see the Spacex booster re-entry. Pretty cool! Hope something pawsome happens in your life today! Happy Fri-YAY😘🐾🐾🥳🥳 pic.twitter.com/Khfu6BAu98— Zeke (@zekesthrone) May 6, 2022

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#SpaceX hitting something? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/dQXLfmQ15V— Privacy Pirate (@Pirata4Life) May 8, 2022

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Dazzling 𝗡𝗼𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗹𝘂𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘂𝗱 left behind by this morning’s SpaceX launch! 🚀👀#spacex #florida #weather #flwx #storm pic.twitter.com/YmleItCrn2

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