Photos: Vega Lights Up the Night over the Amazon, launching LISA Pathfinder

A Vega rocket blasts off from the Guiana Space Center on December 3, 2015, carrying ESA’s LISA Pathfinder into orbit for a demonstration mission that will proof the technologies for the detection of gravitational waves hypothesized by Einstein 100 years ago.

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All Photos: ESA, Stephane Corvaja