Russian satellite registers unknown physical phenomena in earth’s atmosphere – The Nation


Sputnik

nine:43 AM | February eleven, 2019

An ultraviolet telescope mounted on the Russian satellite Lomonosov has registered light-weight “explosions” in the planet’s ambiance, whose actual physical character has not been discussed so significantly, the director of the Research Institute of Nuclear Physics at the Russian Point out University explained in an interview with Sputnik.

“With the support of the telescope, we have obtained even much more significant results than we anticipated. It appears to be like like we have encountered new actual physical phenomena… We do not still know their physical nature… For example, during Lomonosov’s flight at an altitude of several dozen kilometres, we have registered various periods a really powerful ‘explosion’ of light. But all the things was clear underneath it, no storms, no clouds,” Mikhail Panasyuk mentioned.

Russian astronomic satellite Mikhailo Lomonosov of Moscow Point out College was introduced to the Earth’s orbit in 2016.

It was designed to observe transient phenomena in the higher environment of the Earth as well as studying the radiation traits of the planet’s magnetosphere and for basic cosmological analysis. Its body weight is 625 kilograms.

The satellite is geared up with a place telescope to measure the vitality spectrum and chemical composition of high-power cosmic rays from near-Earth orbit. Moreover, there are instrumental systems set up on board for studying cosmic gamma-ray bursts and the Earth’s close to-magnetosphere.

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