Another really messed up thing that has been bugging me for a while is that the blue exhaust is backwards... as if the spiral came first then the blue
exhaust came second and went down. Look at the photos. From the ground up, it goes from skinny to fat.. and if it were launched from the ground it
would be fat to skinny.
And then there is this account:
"It stopped mid-air, then began to move in circles. Within seconds a giant spiral had covered the entire sky," reports the UK's Daily Mail. "Then
a green-blue beam of light shot out from its centre - lasting for ten to 12 minutes before disappearing completely.""
Like it was splashing down in the White Sea...
The only explanation I could find literally goes back to the sounding rocket experiments...
"Based on the success of the DELTA-1 campaign, the DELTA-2 campaign was conducted. The Japanese S-310-39 rocket,
which was launched northward from the Andoya Rocket Range at 0:15 UT on 26 January 2009, released Trimethyl Aluminum (TMA) along the rocket
trajectory during the descent
and high-resolution neutral winds were derived from the TMA trails by
observing with ground-based cameras at Tromso and Abisko. Fortunately, the aurora arcs began to break up at 0:25 UT when the
TMA trails still remains in the field of view of the cameras with sufficient intensity. This experiment provides a unique opportunity
to investigate a transition of the wind structure during the typical auroral breakup event. Many ground-based instruments
such as the EISCAT radar, FPIs, and networks of all-sky cameras and magnetometers also provide comprehensive information
on the thermospheric response to auroral energy inputs."
Notice that there there was 10 min from the release of the TMA (aluminum) to when they started observing the trails with EISCAT. If you read back
Antti said that he didn't turn on the radar until 10 min after the rocket. Which is the perfect time to observe which way and how fast the
ionospheric winds were taking the TMA trail. The big white spiral was probably a separate experiment that was ejected out of the back of the rocket
when it reach its apogee... which is possible and common when it comes to these sounding rockets.. they carry quite a few experiments. The white
spiral experiment was probably to examine the luminescent events that Antti is so interested in.
I looked at all the videos I could find and it is hard to tell if the blue beam is coming before or after the spiral... because most videos start
towards the end of the event.
Please if someone is to respond to this post please do not just say "you are grabbing for straws.. blah blah" I am just trying to get to the bottom
of this... and I would like other people to help me analyze this not just shoot me down. Really think about this..