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Scientists in bid to solve Moon flash mystery


Posted on Saturday, 1 June, 2019 | Comment icon 2 comments

What is responsible for flashes of light on the Moon ? Image Credit: CC BY-2.0 Jason Bache
Mysterious flashes have been observed on the Moon for years and it is still unclear exactly what is responsible.
Known as transient lunar phenomena, these anomalous flashes have been known about since the 1950s however scientists have long struggled to determine what might be causing them.

Possible explanations include meteorite impacts, seismic activity or interactivity with the solar wind.

Now in a renewed effort to observe the phenomenon, Prof Hakan Kayal of the Julius Maximilian University of Wurzburg in Germany has built a lunar telescope designed entirely for this purpose.

Located in a private observatory in Spain, the telescope consists of two cameras which monitor the Moon every night. If both register a flash of light at the same time, the system will take a picture, record footage and send a message to Kayal's team for further investigation.

The result is then compared with observations made by the European Space Agency.

"If the same thing was seen there, the event can be considered confirmed," said Kayal.

There are plans to take things further by using artificial intelligence to better filter out false alarms and eventually to implement the same system on a satellite that can observe the Moon from space.

"We will then be rid of the disturbances caused by the atmosphere," said Kayal.

Whether the findings will help to solve the mystery once and for all however remains to be seen.

Source: Phys.org | Comments (2)

Tags: Moon, Flashes

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Comment icon #1 Posted by pallidin on 2 June, 2019, 4:08
I once wore a special "out-patient" heart monitor which has 2 solid-state memories. One is a constant loop-recording for I don't how long. Perhaps an hour, then it records over itself. The second memory is special. When I would press the button during an "event", it would automatically place within permanent memory not only the event itself, but also the last 30-seconds from the first memory in order to give cardiologists a proper "lead-up" picture. Awesome! Similarly, an investigation of these moon flashes perhaps should have a similar approach in technology... taking a picture not only the e... [More]
Comment icon #2 Posted by Summerin1905 on 4 June, 2019, 7:10
its the aliens man... I swear..


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