Saturn Sleuth Needed

In pictures of Saturn 5 liftoffs I have noticed that the main engines at the end of the exhaust-bell have a dark gaseous extension of perhaps 8 ft. before you see flame glow. I have never been able to find out why. Can any of the brain trust of engineers who have worked on this program offer a firm...

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