This is a rocket.
Let's start with the STORY.
Russians warn airplanes and whatnot from entering the exact space the phenenomen occurs in long before it occurs.
Russians had plans of launching a missile.
IF the missile failed... HOW many failed missile launches have russia admitted?
A grand total of 0.
They're denying it because they have no reason to confirm that their launch failed -- that would be like saying "AH -- We TRIED to build a long
distance missile, but we simply couldn't get it to work!"
That's not very russian.
What IS russian, is denying that anything ever happened.
OVER to the phenenomen itself.
It is sunrise.
That is why the blue column can be seen: It's sunlight reflected in the vapor.
It is a missile, in the sunrise.
That is why there's a rocket trail at the bottom of many of the pictures.
The rocket failed, and at some point it began to spiral.
What happens when something cylynderical has a leak on one side, leaking gas at a CONSTANT RATE with high pressure?
You get a constant pattern.
Like shaking a can of soda and punching a hole in the side, it spirals.
The only difference between this missile and previous failed missiles is that it spiraled like a broken can with too much pressure leaking a little
gas at high pressure, and didn't critically fail; It didn't blow up like failed missiles typically do.
High pressure causes the spilling gas to spread out fast, and causes the rocket to move around FAST.
Anyone who've seen a chimney on a day without wind have seen it without the spiral effect:
A smoke trail going straight.
(Edit: The analogy is pretty accurate: The hot gas coming out of the chimney is almost invisible, it's only when it cools it turns into smoke)
Now add lots of pressure: A smoke trail beeing THROWN out of a chimney.
Then make that chimney spiral:
It produces the same result:
Gases are absorbed by the atmosphere WHILE moving away from the center, that is why smoke from a chimney doesn't make clouds: It dissapates.
The same happened to the gases from the missile.
BUT -- the gas don't "dissappear" -- it DOES "color" the sky.
Which explains the "black hole": The black hole is where the missile is -- where the gases were "thrown out from".
Because the gases were leaking FAST, there's little to no gas NEAR the missile itself, because it was all thrown out AWAY from the missile.
THEN, the dissapating fuel/gases color the sky around the failing missile white because the dissapating fuel doesn't "disappear", it slowly becomes
a part of the air -- and while you can't really see that the sky is colored by the event, the "black hole" is actually the SAME COLOR AS THE
REGULAR SKY -- it's just not filled with dissapating gases like the sky AROUND the missile.
Just open a picture, compare the color of the sky with the color of the black hole.
Not the sky next to the "hole" -- not the sky filled with gases.
The sky far away from the hole.
It's the same color.
It's the same thing as the classic chessboard where A and B are the same color:
The hole is A.
The leaking gases is the white boards next to A.
The regular night sky is B.
BECAUSE the sky gradually goes back to the natural color, the "hole" looks like it's darker than the sky.
1: There's a clear missile/rocket smoke trail up till where the missile fails, it can be seen on several of the pictures.
2: Any can with high pressured gas leaking large amounts of gas will spiral if the gas doesn't cause the object to move in one specific direction.
A hole in the side of a missile will cause it to spiral, while a hole in the bottom will cause it to fly.
This is clearly a hole in the side of a missile.
3: There's no black hole, just an area where there's no spill gas like the sky near the dissapating smoke/gas.
[edit on 17-12-2009 by ADW1983]