2018: The most significant discovery in Astronomy

Everyone is talking about them in the scientific community

For a few years now, a Canadian amateur halo scientists has been sharing photos of bands of light that appeared in the Canadian skies through the Pacific on social networks. It is only recently that the scientific community has looked into these strange lights and made a strange discovery.


STEVE is not a dawn

Preliminary research indicated that these lights called STEVE (Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement) could be a type of aurora borealis. But with further research, scientists finally understood that this luminous phenomena is different from the classical aurora. The results of the study revealed that STEVE is a phenomenon unknown to scientists and is the result of several atmospheric processes. The unconventional name STEVE given to this phenomenon comes from the 2006 movie Over the Hedge, which later received approval from scientists. These luminous phenomena seem to occur near the equator, which makes them different from normal aurorae. In addition, ground-based cameras took data from NOAA’s polar-orbiting 17 (POES-17) environmental satellite, which was formerly over the earth. These recent sightings were made in eastern Canada on March 28, 2018 and have been analyzed to reveal fabulous results. A classical aurora is produced by electrons and protons that are charges that flow into the ionosphere, but for STEVE, no charge has been found. This leads to the conclusion that STEVE is not a dawn.

What about STEVE and what is her nature?

STEVE, the phenomenon of lights, is not a dawn. This is one conclusion that scientists are fairly certain about. However, scientists still do not know what STEVE is. The conclusion was reached by Gallardo-Lacourt, a space physicist at the University of Calgary in Canada. Nonetheless, very little is known about this phenomenon, leaving a lot of room for imagination among scientists in the world. Following the first discovery of this phenomenon, centres have been set up and scientists have come together to understand this rare phenomenon. Some photographers had already taken images of the phenomenon, and everyone thought it was an aurora. But one of the major differences between these bands of light and aurora is that these are pink or purple and take the form of veils with green and blue tones (according to a study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters). A call is made to all other scientists who have not yet joined this research to discover the nature of these bright bands of light that cover the skies of Canada. Are these signs of extraterrestrials or just astronomical phenomena?


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