Fwd: [UASR]> TIGER = Transient Ionospheric Glow Emission in Red
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Subject: [UASR]> TIGER = Transient Ionospheric Glow Emission in Red
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 02:47:11 +0200
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SCIENCE FRONTIERS, No. 160, Jul-Aug 2005, p. 4
TIGER = Transient Ionospheric Glow Emission in Red
*January 20, 2003, Aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia*
Before this Shuttle's tragic breakup on February 1, a video camera on
board was snapping photos during a study of atmospheric dust. One
frame, just 33 milliseconds long, captured a mysterious red glow in
the night sky 150 kilometers above the ocean near Madagascar.
This luminous phenomenon was quite unlike the sprites and elves seen
above active thunderstorms. In fact, the nearest lightning discharges
were about 800 kilometers distant. Meteors, too, could be eliminated
because they leave long bright streaks lasting for hundreds of
milliseconds---much longer than TIGER.
TIGER remains an unsolved problem.
(McKee, Maggie; "*Columbia* Crew Saw New Atmospheric Phenomenon,"
*NewScientist.com* News Service, January 19, 2005. Cr. H.H. Henry)
*Similar Phenomena*. Checking our volume *Remarkable Luminous Phenomena*,
we find three catalog entries that bear some resemblance to TIGER: GLA14
Transient Sky Brightenings; GLA24 Millisecond Brightness Pulsations of the
Night Sky; and GLD12 Anomalous Flashes Detected by Satellites.
SCIENCE FRONTIERS is a bimonthly collection of scientific anomalies in
the current literature. Published by the Sourcebook Project, P.O. Box 107,
Glen Arm, MD 21057 USA. Annual subscription: $8.00.