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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.
originally posted by: Sabrechucker
I am going to say Meteor here. Still an interesting video, why the green color?
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.
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.
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.
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