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Strange Norwegian blue spirals

Post by Xymox » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:01 am

Some strange atmospheric optics were at work over Norway at 8:45am

These photos are NOT photoshop altered..

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But no... Its not what you think... While not confirmed these pics all show a rocket launch, that apparently exploded WAY up in the atmosphere, almost space in fact..

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The ending result was somehow wickedly distorted way up in the atmosphere where light was already present before dawn causing a truly stunning display of the dreaded Norwegian blue spirals :)

Like in the Monty Python Parrot sketch. It was a Norwegian Blue..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npjOSLCR2hE

There have been some media reports this was somehow caused my the LHC... This is laughable. BUT as this was a pretty amazing display of weirdness I could understand the concern...

Just for reference,, there was not even beams in the LHC anywhere near these times, the elog book confirms this..

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Re: Strange Norwegian blue spirals

Post by chriwi » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:07 am

are you sure its not a fake?
It looks too symetric and with too much contrast.
bye

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Re: Strange Norwegian blue spirals

Post by CharmQuark » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:35 am

:D
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Re: Strange Norwegian blue spirals

Post by Russ » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:23 am

This was most likely the result of a failed Russian ICBM, launched from a submarine in the White Sea. Of course they're not admitting to it...

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Re: Strange Norwegian blue spirals

Post by Stephen » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:15 pm

Once you get over the initial concern, it's pretty cool. It must have been pretty scary for the people watching it.

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Re: Strange Norwegian blue spirals

Post by Harbles » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:42 pm

Found this video simulation of what probably happened .. on twitter.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx8i5EfmYU4

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Re: Strange Norwegian blue spirals

Post by Shadowdraxx » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:40 pm

in real time in focus it wasnt so scary just those time elapsed stuff make it look all hollywood like

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Re: Strange Norwegian blue spirals

Post by Xymox » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:38 pm

Wow... well that simulation sure explains it...

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Re: Strange Norwegian blue spirals

Post by Harbles » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:26 pm

And this; http://features.csmonitor.com/globalnew ... e-mystery/ finally explains why the small spiral is blue, sunlight scattering off tiny saphires.

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Re: Strange Norwegian blue spirals

Post by mrgumby » Fri May 07, 2010 8:11 am

Its such a shame that this had a reasonable explanation..... :(

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Re: Strange Norwegian blue spirals

Post by Kasuha » Fri May 07, 2010 9:20 am

I appreciate the fact that even a failure can be beautiful.

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Re: Strange Norwegian blue spirals

Post by CharmQuark » Fri May 07, 2010 2:49 pm

I can remember the night it happened i completely freaked out at Chris hahaha :oops: so thanks to him for being on the ball and getting it sorted asap :thumbup:
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Re: Strange Norwegian blue spirals

Post by mrgumby » Sat May 08, 2010 9:14 am

I long for something like this to happen, which has no reasonable explanation......but people keep explaining things.....dammit!

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