Russian Satellite Observed A Never-Before-Seen Atmospheric Phenomenon

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Russian satellite Lomonosov’s ultraviolet telescope observed light bursts in the Earth’s atmosphere, a physical phenomenon that has never been explained by physicists.

With the help of the telescope, we have obtained even more important results than we expected. It looks like we have encountered new physical phenomena. We do not yet know their physical nature. 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,” said Mikhail Panasyuk, the director of the Research Institute of Nuclear Physics at the Russian State University, for Sputnik in an interview.

The Russian satellite that observed the never-before-seen atmospheric phenomenon, the so-called Mikhailo Lomonosov of Moscow State University, took off to Earth’s orbit in 2016. Its mission was to observe transient phenomena in the Earth’s upper atmosphere and measure regular cosmological events.

Russian Satellite Observed A Never-Before-Seen Atmospheric Phenomenon

This Russian satellite “is equipped with a space telescope to measure the energy spectrum and chemical composition of high-energy cosmic rays from near-Earth orbit. Moreover, there are instrumental systems installed on board for studying cosmic gamma-ray bursts and the Earth’s near-magnetosphere,” The Nation reported.

As Mikhail Panasyuk, the director of the Research Institute of Nuclear Physics at the Russian State University, said, the Russian satellite known as Mikhailo Lomonosov recorded a never-before-seen atmospheric phenomenon, a new physical phenomenon that takes place in the Earth’s atmosphere.

The peculiarity of this phenomenon is that bursts of light occur in the upper Earth’s atmosphere while everything is clear beneath them. There are no clouds or storms underneath the “explosions” of light. At the moment, there are no plausible explanations for such a phenomenon, so the scientists are puzzled about it. Maybe further observations and studies would come up with a theory on this type of events in Earth’s atmosphere.


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