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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Amazing Sky Spiral Generated by Out-of-Control Missile
11 December 2009 12:32 pm
Pictures of it look like something out of a sci-fi comic book—enormous white ripples with a lasery blue beam shooting out of the center. However, the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom among other media outlets, is reporting that the strange spiral seen over the sky in Norway a few nights back was not the UFO some Scandinavians hoped for (or feared), but rather the smoky entrails of a malfunctioning Russian missile. The Daily Mail writes:
The Bulava missile was test-fired from the Dmitry Donskoi submarine in the White Sea early on Wednesday but failed at the third stage, say newspapers in Moscow today. ...
The mystery began when a blue light seemed to soar up from behind a mountain in the north of the country. It stopped mid-air, then began to move in circles. Within seconds a giant spiral had covered the entire sky.