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Had to share. Pretty Bizzare!

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by CRyan, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. CRyan

    CRyan Well-Known Member

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    It must have been really something to see that in person!

    The Bad Astronomer wrote about it yesterday, and concluded that it's almost certainly an out-of-control rocket:
    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/12/09/awesomely-bizarre-light-show-freaks-out-norway/
     
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    I'm thinking that's a re-entry of some man-made space junk or a missle test. I saw one of these light spirals 24 years ago when I was delivering papers at 5:00 AM. My brother also saw it and my English teacher mentioned seeing it on a morning walk. Within two days there was an article in the paper about it, and the government admitted they had been doing some missle testing and it had broken up in the upper atmosphere.
     
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    Yep, according to MSNBC.com, it was a Russian missle test.
     
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    If you watch the video it's pretty strange. The spiral opens up at the end and looks like a giant hole that gets pretty big. Don't believe the missile test propaganda, clearly it's aliens!
     
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    I can almost hear the collective sigh of disappointment from the "I want something that science can't explain!" people.
     
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    This is clearly Silica related...
     
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    Another sky-spiral appeared the next day. Looks like the Russians are testing more rockets. Again, Bad Astronomy has a write-up:

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/12/12/another-russian-rocket-spiral-lights-up-the-sky/
     
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    Now it's a silica conspiracy!
     

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