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Atlas V rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, creates unique trail in sky

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - An Atlas V rocket that successfully launched Wednesday morning from Cape Canaveral created quite a buzz on the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County.

As soon as the rocket launched at 6:18 a.m., WPTV received numerous photos and calls from viewers as the morning sky lit up with a beautiful, unusual glow. 

The United Launch Alliance said the unique trail that the launch created was a combination of the rocket's boosters and unusual atmospheric conditions, WESH-TV in Orlando reported.

The satellite that the rocket carried into space will improve ground communications for the U.S. military.

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