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Russians detect mysterious beam on moon
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On the night of December 14, conducting optical observations of the moon during the peak flight of a meteor shower Geminids, Novosibirsk Astrophysics recorded on video a mysterious beam on its surface, according to RIA Novosti.

Scientists were digitally videotaped the unlit side of the Earth's satellite, to fix the flash caused by the meteorite. In the gray misty video stream was visible ray, a few scattered but distinct.

Spatially, he dissected the Moon's surface at an angle of 45 degrees to the terminator - the dividing line is illuminated and unilluminated side of the moon. In the studies, which will continue into the night on 15 and 16 December, will attend the famous Russian astronomer and astrophotographer Alexander Yuferev.

In the first half of December, has one of the most active annual meteor showers existing Geminids.


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the plot thickens

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

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it would seem that their space program is researching "burst phenomenon"

Laboratory simulation of the astrophysical burst processes in non-uniform magnetised media

there also seems to be some association with Alexey Maksimovich Fridman...who died last year in israel? huh?

scientific contributions

With his students, A. M. Fridman developed the linear theory of stability of classical figures of equilibrium in collisionless stellar systems, and laid the foundations of the nonlinear theory of stability and turbulence of gravitating media. As a result, the ranges of the parameters were derived for stability of stellar systems of different geometries.
A. M. Fridman discovered new types of non-Jeans instabilities in gravitating media, some of which develop at timescales less than Jeans' timescale, while others exist in systems that are stable according to Jeans.
With V. Polyachenko, A. M. Fridman derived a new type of asinphase eigen oscillations that exist in multi-component gravitating media as non-collapsing waves with the wavelength above the critical (that would be impossible in a single-component media).
In A. Fridman's works, it was first shown that solitons can exist in gravitating media, and transform into gravitating shock waves if dissipation is present. A. Fridman broke the traditional view that shock waves cannot exist in collisionless stellar systems, and proved the existence of "collisionless" shock waves in rotating stellar discs where the free path is the size of the epicycle.
A.M. Fridman first showed that Landau nonlinear damping can exist in stellar systems.
In the field of physics of planetary rings, A. Fridman with N. Gorkavyi developed the theory of transfer, collective and resonance processes in a system of non-elastic collisional gravitating particles, that explained the hierarchical structure of the Saturn rings, the resonance nature of the Uran rings, and allowed to predict the small satellites of Uran. The last theoretical prediction was then confirmed when 9 of the 10 satellites discovered by Voyager-2 [6] were found in the predicted regions, with four on the pre-calculated orbits at less than 0.5% error.
In collaboration with colleagues, A. M. Fridman developed the hydrodynamic theory of galactic spiral structure generation. The theory was proved in an original experiment on rotating shallow water that was engineered at Kurchatov Research Center. Using results of this experiment, also giant anticyclons in discs of spiral galaxies were predicted. The anticyclones were later observed, derived from maps of galactic velocities (data from the 6 meter telescope RAS [7]).
With O. Khoruzhii, A. M. Fridman developed nonlinear dynamics of astrophysics discs, deriving formation of mono and dipole vortices in discs, and the new type of accretion - acoustic drift - features that were later detected in planetary rings, and in the gas disc of our Galaxy.
A. M. Fridman developed the theory of weak turbulence for rotating gravitating systems that explains the correlation between main parameters of gas clouds and their structure in our Galaxy, and the observed mass spectrum of the clouds.
A. M. Fridman discovered superreflection hydrodynamics instability.
With colleagues, A. M. Fridman discovered two components of the Earth's seismic activity.
With collaborators in Tel Aviv University, A. M. Fridman developed a program in modeling and destruction of tsunami.

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