If you’ve ever seen a rocket engine in action, you probably noticed the bright flame that emerges from the back of it. In fact, that bright fire was probably just an overexposed blob. Nasa’s new High Dynamic Camera system – the HiDyRS-X uses HDR techniques to show that wonderful flame in all its glory. It does so using a special sensor with built in HDR abilities.
First here is the high speed movie of the rocket engine: