What did Russia discover in the atmosphere of the Earth? Scientists say satellites have detected a & # 39; light explosion & # 39; that is not described in the cloudless sky.
- Lomonosov satellite scientists have witnessed several explosions of light.
- These were found in cloudless places tens of miles above the surface.
- Researchers say they have seen previously unknown phenomena.
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Russian satellites, designed to monitor the atmosphere of high – energy spacecraft, have detected a mysterious 'explosion' on the surface of the earth, Russian scientists said.
Numerous examples of unusual space weather phenomena have been found in the upper atmosphere, but the team that operates Lomonosov satellites say that their discoveries may be entirely new.
Russian scientists say there are no signs of storms in the area, despite several strong ruptures, according to Sprinnik.
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Russian satellites, designed to monitor the atmosphere of high – energy spacecraft, have detected a mysterious 'explosion' on the surface of the earth, Russian scientists said. File photo
The satellite, named after scientist Mikhail Lomonosov, was launched in 2016 and integrated with the Kanopus-B spacecraft.
Its goal is to study high-energy spacecraft, including gamma rays, magnetosphere particles and transient light phenomena, in the upper atmosphere.
And scientists now say it has found something strange.
"With the help of a telescope, we have achieved far more important results than we expected," Mikhail Panasyuk, director of the Moscow State University Institute of Nuclear Physics, told Sputnik.
& # 39; We seem to have undergone a new physical phenomenon. We still do not know the nature of the body.
For example, while Lomonosov was flying at an altitude of tens of kilometers, we enrolled several times in a very powerful explosion.
This satellite, called Mikhailo Lomonosov, was launched in 2016 and integrated with the Kanopus-B spacecraft.
& # 39; But everything was under it, there were no storms or clouds. & # 39;
In recent years, even the astronauts and even the astronauts aboard the International Space Station have an exceptional electrical discharge film.
There are several types of flashes, especially red sprites and blue jets.
However, these electrical explosions are always associated with storm clouds, making the latest discovery even more embarrassing.
The Lomonosov Project is working to reach the bottom of the short-lived phenomenon that is found in the atmosphere in recent years to understand the process beyond cosmic rays and gamma bursts.
Though it can happen on a high place on the earth, the effects of space weather can cause water droplets to fall or interfere with surface activity.
What are the different types of 'space lighting'?
Many kinds of cosmic and meteorological phenomena have been found in the upper atmosphere, but the team that operates Lomonosov satellites say that what they discover can be entirely new.
The team did not see a cloud in the sky below, but reported a & # 39; explosion of light.
In the past, similar light events have been associated with 'lightning', but these events are always associated with storm clouds.
Blue Jet It is a massive rupture of electrical explosion that increases sharply upward from the storm clouds in the upper atmosphere.
They come out of electrically charged cores of thunderstorms and climb up over 30 miles in a cone.
Red sprite Electricity rupture on very active thunderstorms.
They only last a few milliseconds and are relatively dark compared to other lightning.
A late experimental physicist, John Winckler, found the sprite by mistake and helped test a new low light video camera in 1989.
They appear red at higher altitudes and blurred blue at lower altitudes.
We must consider the fact that the Earth's radial belt (charged particles trapped in a magnetic field) disappeared and settled into the Earth's atmosphere in a magnetic trap, creating a wide ionization zone.
The energy of the spinning belt particles is high enough. For example, there are relativistic electrons with a few meV of energy that can penetrate deep into the atmosphere, and the ionization rate can easily compete with the auger shower.
Physical processes close to the surface of the universe affect the atmosphere.