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Falcon and Contrail

Falcon Liftoff

Falcon and Contrail -- As the rocket climbed, it left a very short contrail, probably from passing through a layer of humid air. The dark line coming off to the right is not smoke. It is the shadow cast by the contrail. The smoke along the bottom of the photo shows the launch pad location.