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What The Heck Was This Blue ‘Luminous Event’ Photographed From The Space Station?

On October 8, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured something strikingly rare from on board the International Space Station (ISS).The photo – which is a single frame taken from a longer timelapse – might look like it shows a cobalt bomb exploding over Europe, but this scary-looking blue light didn’t do any damage. In fact, most people would never have noticed it happening.
 Instead, the frame shows something far less ominous called a ‘transient luminous event’ – a lightning-like…


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