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#1 of 9 CRyan

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Posted December 09 2009 - 03:48 PM

http://www.thesun.co...-in-a-spin.html

#2 of 9 cafink

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Posted December 10 2009 - 01:47 AM

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/

 

 


#3 of 9 Bob McLaughlin

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Posted December 10 2009 - 01:49 AM

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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#4 of 9 Malcolm R

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Posted December 10 2009 - 05:08 AM

Yep, according to MSNBC.com, it was a Russian missle test.

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#5 of 9 Steve_Tk

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Posted December 10 2009 - 06:24 AM

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!

#6 of 9 RobertR

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Posted December 10 2009 - 06:31 AM



Quote:
Originally Posted by Malcolm R 

Yep, according to MSNBC.com, it was a Russian missle test.
I can almost hear the collective sigh of disappointment from the "I want something that science can't explain!" people.


#7 of 9 Sam Posten

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Posted December 10 2009 - 08:45 AM

This is clearly Silica related...

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#8 of 9 cafink

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Posted December 14 2009 - 03:13 AM

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/

 

 


#9 of 9 Sam Posten

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Posted December 14 2009 - 06:24 AM

Now it's a silica conspiracy!

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