Last week, we told you about Japan's imminent launch of "space fireworks" that would be happening on Sunday. Well, it happened, and we've got pictures to prove it.
To recap, a 28-foot rocket was sent into the atmosphere, leaving 3 clouds of lithium in its wake. The lithium glowed red, creating a "fireworks" display that reached the same brightness as the moon. I doubt such technologies will replace our 4th of July displays here in the states, as launching rockets tends to be pretty expensive, but it looks pretty sweet, doesn't it? Hit the jump for a couple more shots.
Via Pink Tentacle