Russian satellite detects unknown light "explosions" in the earth's atmosphere
An ultraviolet telescope installed on the Russian satellite "Lomonosov" discovered powerful light "explosions" in the earth's atmosphere, the physical nature of which is still unknown. This was told by the director of the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Mikhail Panasyuk.
“During the flight of“ Lomonosov ”at an altitude of several tens of kilometers, we repeatedly recorded a light“ explosion ”of enormous power. And under it everything is clear, no thunderstorms and clouds! ”- he said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
The scientist explained that the entire atmosphere of the Earth is illuminated by bursts of ultraviolet radiation. At the same time, experts are familiar only with their part - sprites (electrical discharges in the mesosphere and thermosphere) and elves (faint flashes in the upper part of the thundercloud).
Earlier, astronomer Leonid Barunishvili, in an interview with Evening Moscow, spoke about some spectacular cosmic phenomena that residents of various regions of the world will be able to observe in 2019.