This is the testing of the peacekeeper missile. Pretty amazing stuff. It represents the power of man, both in terms of scale and complexity. Every single beam of light is a MIRV carrying a 300 kiloton warhead. The missile has a range of 6000 miles. Near the end of the flight, it splits up into 10 independent warheads before reentering the atmosphere. You are only viewing the terminal phase. It required a vast investment of resources, and represents the ability to deliver a tremendous amount of energy in a very “epic” fashion. It’s the creation of a people - who, less than a century ago, first managed powered flight. It shows both the intelligence, resourcefulness, and cleverness of man, when we are pushed to compete on a lethal scale.