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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:52 PM

Scientists Have Spotted Mysterious Explosions In Our Atmosphere

By Rosie McCall
12 FEB 2019, 17:15

According to a report by Sputnik News, a Russian satellite has detected mysterious light “explosions” in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Cue that Ancient Aliens meme. (Even if it is almost certainly not aliens.)

The unknown phenomenon was reportedly captured by Moscow State University’s Mikhailo Lomonosov satellite, but no paper has been published and there doesn’t appear to be an official press release from the university. So for now – and until there is – it is probably a good idea to take the news with a pinch of salt.

Mikhail Panasyuk, the director of the Research Institute of Nuclear Physics at Moscow State University, spoke to Sputnik News about this strange observation.

“It looks like we have encountered new physical phenomena,” Panasyuk said.

“For example, during Lomonosov's flight at an altitude of several dozen kilometers, we have registered several times a very powerful 'explosion' of light. But everything was clear underneath it, no storms, no clouds,” he continued. He added that they do not yet understand the physical nature of this strange phenomenon.

Details on these apparent light explosions are extremely vague but faint flashes of light called sprites, which appear above thunderstorms, are a relatively common occurrence. They generally appear red with red or purple tendrils stretching downwards, giving off an ethereal effect. Of course, if, as Panasyuk says, there were no storms below the lights, the flashes of light picked up by the Lomonosov satellite must be something else.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:01 PM

1. Small meteors burning up?

I mean, there's a lot of space junk up there. Nuts and bolts, and stuff.

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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 02:38 AM

2. What Art Bell could do with this!

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