Strange Transient Luminous Event Lights Captured From The ISS

Something strange is going on in Earth’s upper atmosphere and a new mission aims to learn more about them.

Launched to the International Space Station on April 9, 2018, the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) will observe the strange electrical phenomena that occur above thunderstorms.

Known as Transient Luminous Events (TLEs), these unusual features, called as jets, elves or sprites were first spotted by accident in 1989 and by using the ASIM, scientists hope to determine where in the cloud this phenomenon originate.

In the following amazing video you can see such a bizarre transient luminous event as seen from the International Space Station.



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