An ISS chief caught a strange phenomenon over Europe (Photo)


The chief astronaut of the international base, Thomas Pesquet, captured a transient light event over Europe. | Photo: Twitter @Thom_astro

Space has always been a place that has disturbed all the minds of human beings. Visiting it, investigating it and seeing where we come from is humanity’s greatest concern and question, only a few are lucky enough to be able to reach outer space, a place from which many answers arise to what happens on our planet.

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From the European Space Agency (ESA, for its acronym in English) a phenomenon as strange as it is beautiful has been captured. Thomas Pesquet, commander of the International Space Station (ISS), shared on his social networks a phenomenon called ‘transient light events’ of the Earth’s atmosphere.

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Pesquet himself explains that this photograph is useful to explain how and when certain events occur on our planet. “The fascinating thing about this lightning bolt is that only a few decades ago pilots had observed it anecdotally, scientists were not convinced that it really existed. Fast forward a few years and we can confirm that elves and sprites are very real and could also influence our climate – scientists weren’t convinced they really existed. If we move forward a few years, we can confirm that the elves and sprites are very real and could also influence our climate, “he says.

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