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Researcher s at the University of Missouri have devised a method of creating and launching rings of plasma through open air. Depending on your point of view, this could have significant repercussions for the energy generation and storage industry… or, more realistically, this could be exactly what the nascent plasma weapons industry needs to finally get plasma rifles and shields onto the market.
Despite what you may have learnt at high school, there are actually four states of matter: Solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Plasmas are similar to gases in that they don’t have a definite shape or volume, but they also differ significantly, in that they are electrically conductive and produce a magnetic field. Some common examples of plasma are lightning, neon and fluorescent lighting, the Sun, and — this will blow your mind — plasma televisions.
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originally posted by: RockerDom
I'm going to address several of your questions in one post instead of quoting everyone.
This was going in a direction, as I said, at the same general altitude. It was not going up or away from me like a balloon would. It's movement was erratic, but straight. Imagine a Plinko ball from The Price is Right, but going from right to left (from my vantage point). It was dancing or swinging but moving in one overall direction at a consistent altitude. It bobbed slightly up and down, but it also went back and forth. It's extremely difficult to describe effectively. It had a mean altitude it kept, even if it varied slightly. It's direction was absolutely East to West and it was going quick.
I could say it moved like a saucer if you skipped it across the water, but I think that quote has been used somewhere before.
A flare is an interesting proposition, but this didn't flicker or burn like you'd expect a flare to. Plus, with the speed it was moving, you'd expect a heavy wind that night. The trees weren't moving.
That does sound similar, but at no time did I see it move in a straight path. It was consistently wobbly during the entire sighting. Like a saucer skipping across water or the way a balloon moves when buffeted by the wind. The difference is a balloon moves upwards and this object's path was definitely East to West.
The best suggestion I've heard so far was the flare attached to a balloon. It's movement reminded me a lot of a balloon or a Chinese lantern, but the light that shone from it was not consistent with something that was on fire. At no time was there a difference in luminescence, there was no visible smoke trail, there was no "waviness" like you see from an object that's emitting heat radiation.
I've seen satellites on clear nights. They are small, fast moving lights. The size of this light was roughly 6 or 7 times as large, meaning it was much closer to the ground than a satellite would be. Also, it's movements were FAR more erratic than something moving through orbit. It danced or skipped as it moved. Again, imagine a Plinko chip from The Price is Right as it moves downwards through the Plinko board. Now flip that horizontally. That's the kind of movement I saw.