Scientists in Russia say that one of their satellites has seen a "powerful explosion" of high power while flying above the Earth's dozens. They say that the mysterious phenomenon can not be explained by anything known in modern physics.
Unusual space phenomena have been seen in the Earth's environment before, but a team of operating the Lomonosov satellite – named after the well-known Russian scientists – say the explosions are something completely new.
"We do not know yet physical nature, " Mikhail Panasyuk, head of Moscow State University's Research Institute of Nuclear Physics, told the media.
Clear flashing like these is usually explained by weather events, but the sky under the sun is clear, with no storms, lightning, or clouds visible. "The reason why the explosions are an open question," Panasyuk said.
The Earth's atmosphere can be established by UV flashes and power bursts, but these are usually associated with storm clouds. The Lomonos UV scope is designed to study powerful cosmic rays, including various phenomena of light, gamma rays, and magnetospheric particles in the upper atmosphere of the Earth.
However, it became a difficult task as the atmosphere was heavy "infested" with various flashes, such as city lights or airport beacons, according to Panasyuk.
The story is less than a year after astronomers discover dozens of sun-lit light of light that are unlike any visible space. Events are like a supernova – the explosion of large stars at the end of their lives – but more cruel, just seen one week a month, Miika Pursiainen of Southampton University told RT.
Also on rt. A behind-the-scenes theory is that a star near the end of his life is shedding a tremendous amount of material before the supernova explosion, but scientists need more data to reach a conclusion.
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