MOSKOW, February 12 (Xinhua) – Russian satellite Lomonosov has discovered inexplicable light explosion in the Earth's upper atmosphere, according to a Russian scientist.
"During Lomonosov's flight at a height of several dozen kilometers, we have recorded several times a very powerful" explosion "of light," Mikhail Panasyuk said.
"It seems that we have encountered new physical phenomena … We do not know their physical nature," said cosmic ray professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University in an interview with Sputnik.
The explosion occurred in the clear sky high above the surface of the planet, where there were neither storms nor clouds, which makes the discovery confusing, as similar electrical outbreaks are always associated with storm clouds.
Lomonosov satellite was launched in 2016 to observe gamma ray bursts, high energy cosmic rays and transient phenomena in the Earth's upper atmosphere.