Russian scientists say that one of their satellites has observed high-power "light explosions" flying tens of kilometers above the Earth. They say that the mysterious phenomenon cannot be explained by anything known to modern physics.
Earlier, unusual space phenomena were noticed in the Earth's atmosphere, but the team operating the Lomonosov satellite, known as the famous Russian scientist, says these explosions are something completely new.
"We Dont Know Their Physical Nature", Mihail Panasyukas, Research Manager, Moscow State University, Institute for Nuclear Physics, told the media
Such bright flashes are usually explained by weather phenomena, but the sky under the satellite was clear without storms, lightning or clouds. "What caused the explosion is an open question," said .
The Earth's atmosphere can be illuminated by UV flashes and electrical spills, but they are usually associated with storm clouds
. The aim of Lomonosov UV is to investigate powerful cosmic rays, including various light phenomena, gamma rays and magnetospheric particles in the upper atmosphere of the earth.
However, this proved to be a difficult task because the atmosphere is high . with various flashes, such as city lights or airport beacons, according to Panasyuk.
History comes less than a year after astronomers have discovered dozens of exceptionally fast light flashes that are different from what is seen in space. The events resemble a supernova, an explosion of giant stars at the end of their lives, but are much shorter, visible only a week to a month, Mihači Pursiainen from Southampton University RT
One of the foundations of the finding was that the star approaching the end of its life, before the explosion of supernova, a huge amount of material disappeared, but scientists will need more data to reach
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