Colorful skies over New York/North Carolina

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An experiment conducted by NASA might color the skies over the US mid-Atlantic coast with bluish green and red clouds. The experiment was scheduled for Sunday evening, in which NASA seeks to learn more about charged particles at the Ionosphere (Earth’s top most atmosphere layer).

A small rocket carrying 10 canisters of barium and other chemicals is due to lift off from Wallops Island, Virginia. The canisters (about the size of soda cans) will be launched and they will release blue-freen and red vapors, forming into artificial clouds visible from New York to North Carolina.

The colors are produced due to the chemicals barium, strontium and cupric-oxide interacting with the sunlight.

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Well. Indeed. It might be a colorful day for New Yorkers.

US Navy veteran crashes car in Times Square

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A US Navy veteran, Richard Rojas (26), from the Bronx drove his car on the sidewalk at around 11:55 am, killing one young woman and injuring 22 other people. The car came to a halt after colliding with a metal pole.

Although the police confirmed that it was not a case of terrorism, many people feared that the incident seemed similar to the deadly terror car attack in London, Berlin and France. Police have stepped up patrols in the area in recent years after a car bomb was planted in 2010. However, as a precaution, anti-terror units of NYPD reinforced key locations in the city.

Richard has been arrested, and will be tested for drugs and alcolhol. He has already been arrested for driving under influence in 2008 and 2015, and detained earlier this month for menacing.

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Please pray for the woman who lost her life, and speedy recovery of the injured.