Russian scientists say that one of the satellites has discovered a high-power "explosion of light" as they fly dozens of kilometers on Earth. They say that mysterious phenomena can not be explained by anything known in modern physics.
A team working on the Lomonosov satellite, named after a famous Russian scientist, said that an unusual cosmic phenomenon was found in Earth's atmosphere before, but says that the explosion is completely new.
"We do not yet know the essence of the body" Mikhail Panasyuk, head of Moscow State University at the Institute of Nuclear Physics, told the press.
Such luminescence is usually explained by weather changes, but the sky below the satellite is clear with no storms, lightning or clouds. "The cause of the explosion is an open question" Said Panasyuk.
The Earth's atmosphere can be lit by UV flashes and electric ruptures but is usually associated with storm clouds.
Lomonosov's UV range is designed to study powerful spacecraft including various light phenomena, gamma rays and magnetosphere particles in the Earth's atmosphere.
However, this proved to be a difficult task because of the heavy atmosphere. "Infected" According to Panasyuk, there are various flashes such as city lights and airport beacons.
It is less than a year after astronomers have discovered dozens of very fast flashes of light that are different from those observed in space. This event is similar to a supernova – a much shorter moment that can be seen from a week to a month, even though a huge star exploded at the end of life. Miika Pursiainen of the University of Southampton told RT.
One theory of the results was that a massive amount of material was flowing before the supernova explosion, but scientists needed more data to reach the conclusion.
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