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MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia's new nuclear-capable missile suffered another failed test launch, the defence ministry said Thursday, solving the mystery of a spectacular plume of white light that appeared over Norway.The Bulava missile was test-fired from the submarine Dmitry Donskoi in the White Sea early Wednesday but failed at the third stage, the defence ministry said in a statement.
The pre-dawn morning launch coincided with the appearance of an extraordinary light over northern Norway that captivated observers.
Images of the light that appeared in the sky above the Norwegian city of Tromso and elsewhere prompted explanations ranging from a meteor, northern lights, a failed missile or even a UFO.
Originally posted by alyosha1981
reply to post by tauristercus
I agree and I'm kinda dissapointed that this may turn out to ba failed missile test afterall, I thought it could have been more.
Originally posted by jpmail
If it was an out of control failed launch, would they not have known quickly what was going on and destroyed the missle.
I have seen video of failed launches and theres generally a pretty cool fire ball when they destroy it but I havent found any pictures or reports if the fireball was visable.
I have to admit dont know anything about missiles so not sure if there would be an explosive destruction of the missile.
If the Russians have still failed to successfully develop one, that is a noteworthy piece of military news.
Originally posted by blujay
Honestly, why do you all waste your time listening to some 'official' explanation.
Soon there will be more and no amount of rocket mumbo jumbo will explain it away.
Time for humanity to wake up.
Originally posted by ROGUESPEAR3
While they weren't actually missles or rockets, I can remember the Challenger solid rocket boosters spiraling after the destruction of the shuttle...nothing close to what happened over Norway. I find it hard to believe that an errant rocket can create such perfect spirals with such a consistent thickness and shape of the "trails" that make up the spiral. There isn't even as much as a break in the spiral, and has there been an explanation of what caused the blue "pulsing" ray that accompanied the phenomenon?