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SDO Destroys Sundog

Moments after launch, SDO's Atlas V rocket flew past a sundog hanging suspended in the blue Florida sky and, with a rippling flurry of shock waves, destroyed it. Sundogs are formed by the refracting action of plate-shaped ice crystals. Credit: NASA/Goddard/Anne Koslosky

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