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music_space
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posted 12-09-2009 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Sun and other media have reported, with pictures and videos, a unique night sky phenomena which might be due to a misfired Russian missile.
A MYSTERIOUS giant spiral of light that dominated the sky over Norway this morning has stunned experts -- who believe the space spectacle is an entirely new astral phenomenon.

Thousands of awe-struck Norwegians bombarded the Meteorological Institute to ask what the incredible light -- that could be seen in the pre-dawn sky for hundreds of miles -- could possibly be.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-09-2009 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Philip
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posted 12-10-2009 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Daily Mail: Anyone for some Arctic roll?
Speculation was increasing today that the display was the result of an embarrassing failed test launch of a jinxed new Russian missile.

The Bulava missile was test-fired from the Dmitry Donskoi submarine in the White Sea early on Wednesday but failed at the third stage, say newspapers in Moscow today.

Philip
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BarentsObserver.com: Background on Bulava missile tests
The Russian ICBM Bulava program is in trouble. On Wednesday, December 9th, a failed missile launch was visible over Northern Norway. So far, seven out of 13 tests have failed.
And Encyclopedia Astronautica: Bulava

Robert Pearlman
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Interfax: Failure of the Bulava
Another test launch a ballistic missile Bulava was conducted on December 9 with the board the nuclear submarine Dmitry Donskoy," reports the press-service management information, the Defense Ministry.

"As a result of start-up established that the first two stages of the rocket worked in normal mode, but at a subsequent third phase of the trajectory there was a technical failure," - said in a statement to the Defense Ministry, received by the Interfax on Thursday.

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posted 12-10-2009 09:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Doug Ellison explains:

Jay Chladek
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posted 12-10-2009 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Upon seeing that, I'd be expecting a voice to say "Do not attempt to adjust your screen. We are in control. We control the horizontal, we control the vertical..."

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