A number of mysterious explosions in Earth’s Atmosphere have sparked an online debate about aliens.
A Russian satellite built and launched into space in order to monitor the atmosphere for high-energy cosmic rays has spotted strange, inexplicable ‘explosions’ of light, miles above Earth’s surface, Russian scientists say.
Scientists can’t explain what is causing the mysterious flashes of light.
The mysterious flashes were detected by a group of Russian scientists who remain clueless about their origin.
The flashes were spotted by an ultraviolet telescope installed on board the Russian Lomonosov Satellite.
Apparently, various repeating explosions were witnessed by scientists.
The Russian Lomonosov Satellite was launched into space in 2016.
Its primary purpose was to study high-energy cosmic rays, gamma rays, magnetospheric particles, as well as transient light phenomena in the upper atmosphere.
Scientists thought the mysterious flashes in the atmosphere were caused by storms.
But as explained by scientists there were no signs of storms anywhere in the region, reports Sputnik.
“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 in an interview with Sputnik.
What makes the discovery so odd is the fact that the mysterious phenomena were spotted in the clear sky high above the planet’s surface where there were neither storms nor clouds.
Strangely, in recent years, a number of mysterious electrical discharges have been photographed and recorded on video by satellites and even astronauts aboard the International Space Station.