Skip to comments.Mysterious flashes of light observed on the moon’s surface
Posted on 06/01/2019 5:55:55 AM PDT by Candor7
Scientists have launched a bid to observe and understand mysterious flashes of light on the surface of the moon.
The transient luminous lunar phenomena occur several times a week and illuminate parts of the moons landscape for a brief period of time before disappearing.
Sometimes, a reverse effect which causes the lunar surface to darken has also been observed.
Although there are several theories about the lunar mystery lights origins, they have not yet been fully explained.
Now astronomers from Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) in Bavaria, Germany have set up a telescope which will use artificial intelligence to automatically detect the flashes.
When a burst of light is spotted, the telescope will then collect video or photographs of the phenomena which will be studied to help scientists understand the flashes. Professor Hakan Kayal next to his moon telescope. (Image: Tobias Greiner / Universität Würzburg) Professor Hakan Kayal next to his moon telescope. (Image: Tobias Greiner / Universität Würzburg)
The so-called transient lunar phenomena have been known since the 1950s, but they have not been sufficiently systematically and long-term observed, said Hakan Kayal, professor of space technology.
Kayal has a hypothesis about whats causing the longer-lasting flashes and hopes to prove this theory.
Seismic activities were also observed on the moon, the professor added.
When the surface moves, gases that reflect sunlight could escape from the interior of the moon. This would explain the luminous phenomena, some of which last for hours.
However, there is currently no explanation for the briefer flashes.
Science does not know exactly how these phenomena occur on the moon. But it has attempted to explain them: the impact of a meteor, for example, should cause a brief glow, the university said in a statement.
Such flashes could also occur when electrically charged particles of the solar wind react with moon dust.
The Moon is a light-bulb?
The spirit of Art Bell has returned.
Some old moon photos have what appears to be glass form structures. The Chinese lander suggested a glass covered dome.
If this was Mars, Id say that one of the flags the astronauts planted spontaneously combusted.
Im not saying its aliens.....but its ALIENS!
Yes, the natural moon has been infected and scumified by human kind.
We have no buiness being on the moon and instead should explore the junk of Barack Obama further.(sarc.)
Thank goodness we have President Trump.
I hate to say it, but they are alien fart burners. They have to let it out or explode?
Confirming glass structures on the moon part one HD 2013
Another story reporting old news as if it’s something new. I certainly knew about this phenomenon. The article concedes it’s been observed for almost 70 years.
There are elements that give off light and heat without needing oxygen combustion...
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