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A strange phenomenon in Norway !

  1. Dec 10, 2009 #1
    Please have a look:
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2764647/Spiral-UFO-puts-Norway-in-a-spin.html [Broken]

    It's strange isn't it? Anyone have an explanation?

    Could it be man made?
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2009 #2

    Wallace

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    Apparently it was caused by a rocket which manfunctioned, going into a spiral. Effectively it's a spiral shaped contrail. It does however look very very cool. I saw a youtube video of it and especially liked the part where the trail starts to disperse. It looks almost exactly like the way sci-fi portrays a wormhole opening up.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2009 #3
    More specifically, it was the third stage of a Russian missile that malfunctioned. They're trying to upgrade their missile fleet, and frankly aren't doing a great job. Does look really cool though :)


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091210/sc_afp/russianorwaymilitarymissile [Broken]
     
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  5. Dec 11, 2009 #4

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    Daylight photo of what probably happened?

    2400110103_75ca1f24ab.jpg
     
  6. Dec 12, 2009 #5
    This has to be the strangest thing I have ever seen in the sky.
     
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