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Green fireball Over Russia

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posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 02:38 PM
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A GLOWING green fireball buzzing over Russia’s hi-tech “scientific city” in Siberia has sparked claims Vladimir Putin could be developing space weapons. The bright flash and streaking tail was seen by stunned motorists close to the research town of Akademgorodok near Novosibirsk, Russia.



Research institutes in the area are dubbed Vladimir Putin’s “secret weapon” in the global hi-tech arms race. Just six miles away is Koltsovo, home of a secretive institute Vector – the repository of the planet's most deadly diseases and viruses, including smallpox, Ebola and Marburg. Images were caught on dash cams in the early morning darkness. Some observers claimed it was an “alien attack” or a meteor exploding in the sky.



If so it is unusual, he said. He said: “It is all the more surprising because there are no active meteor showers now. “It can be either the tail of a meteor shower or a lone meteor. “We need to find out.” No traces of space rock were found on the snowy ground, it was reported.





There appeared to be a circular tip to the glowing green fireball





There were also no reports of explosions. It is not believed there were rocket launches or missile tests at the time it appeared early on Tuesday. Akademgorodok was set up by the Kremlin in 1957 as a base to hothouse Soviet scientists in Siberia - far from the prying eyes of the West. It is now home to many of Russia’s leading researchers and academics specialising in all branches of sciences, including military and space developments.



I am going to say Meteor here. Still an interesting video, why the green color?

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posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: Sabrechucker

Charcoal



posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: Aallanon

Charcoal?



posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 02:43 PM
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a reply to: Sabrechucker

ever throw an empty charcoal bag in the fire? green flame from the charcoal dust



posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 02:44 PM
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Meteor.

Fred..



posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 02:45 PM
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a reply to: Aallanon

Oh i got ya, No i never have that I can remember



posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 02:49 PM
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originally posted by: Sabrechucker


I am going to say Meteor here. Still an interesting video, why the green color?




Nickel is a common material found in iron meteors, and the nickel-iron alloy in many metreors burns green in the atmosphere. Copper burns green as well, but I don't think copper is common in meteors/asteroids.


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posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 02:51 PM
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Just a fireball....but WOW...they got a lot of snow aleready



posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: Soylent Green Is People

I didn't know that, thanks for the info



posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 02:53 PM
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Green flame can be produced by Boron, Copper compounds, or Thallium. My guess would be copper, something like copper sulfate.

It could have been a meteor... copper and sulfur are not unheard of in meteors.

TheRedneck



posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 02:53 PM
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a reply to: Sabrechucker

I'm gonna be boring and claim it's a fake edit.
I never trusted that news agency either.



posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 02:55 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

I'm pretty green in meteor's and asteroids. I thought they we're just rock and gas. didn't know about copper



posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 02:56 PM
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Nickel burns silver, almost colorless. I did forget to mention tungsten... it burns green and can also be found in meteors.

TheRedneck



posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: Sabrechucker

They often contain metals as well... mostly iron, but other metals do exist in meteors.

TheRedneck



posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: SpaghettiHero

I don't trust the news agency but, I am pretty sure the video is real



posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: Sabrechucker

I saw a green fireball once late at night, well camping out in the middle of nowhere in western Queensland... it lite up my surroundings like is was the middle of the day for a good few seconds.

It totally blew my mind and I really had no idea what I had just witnessed at the time... Until I googled it, then found out it was just a meteor.

It's a rare occurrence, but not really uncommon.
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posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 03:15 PM
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I've never seen one, I am sure it quite the experience



posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 03:25 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: Soylent Green Is People

Nickel burns silver, almost colorless. I did forget to mention tungsten... it burns green and can also be found in meteors.

TheRedneck


That's true for the "flame test" that a person might do in their chemistry lab, but I think there are other factors involved when a meteor burns up in the atmosphere that makes the nickel burn green in the atmosphere -- namely (I believe) higher heat.


Meteors are green for a completely different mechanism. As a meteor enters Earth's atmosphere, it is heated to the point where its outer layer is vaporized. The metals in the meteor glow with particular colors. Green comes from nickel. The most common metallic meteors are iron-nickel, so green is a common color. This glow tends to be brightest when meteors hit the atmosphere at high speed. For example, fast-moving Leonid meteors can often have a green glow.
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The bright green color of some meteorites is caused by the internal combustion of metals as they pass through the upper atmosphere. Many asteroids are rich in nickel and have trace amounts of copper. Both metals burn green when sufficiently heated.

As a meteor enters Earth's atmosphere, contact with the air in front of it slows its descent. As this happens, air is compressed in front of the falling object in a phenomenon known as bow shock. Air heats as it is compressed and can easily rise to the point that small quantities of copper and nickel compounds burn off. This generates a green gas that is backlit by the glowing air of the bow shock.
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posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 03:56 PM
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I can't remember the name of the meteor shower (east to west, later in the year, end of summer maby?) but a couple of years ago while watching I saw a big green one, it was by far the largest I'd ever seen, the smoke trail was illuminated by the thing, it was pretty cool seeing smaller bits break off and trail behind while burning out,

I'll never forget that




posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 04:08 PM
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originally posted by: MerkabaTribeEntity
I can't remember the name of the meteor shower (east to west, later in the year, end of summer maby?) but a couple of years ago while watching I saw a big green one, it was by far the largest I'd ever seen, the smoke trail was illuminated by the thing, it was pretty cool seeing smaller bits break off and trail behind while burning out,

I'll never forget that



I know the feeling, I saw one like that too once but it was orange/white not green. Out the corner of my eye I thought it was a plane coming in to the small local airport at a funny angle, but when I looked, just as you described. It seemed to go on for a long time, like I had time to study and marvel at it.



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