Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Mystery Ocean Glow Confirmed in Satellite Photos

Mariners have long told of rare nighttime events in which the ocean glows intensely as far as the eye can see in all directions.

Fictionally, such a "milky sea" is encountered by the Nautilus in Jules Verne classic "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."

Scientists don't have a good handle what's going on. But satellite sensors have now provided the first pictures of a milky sea and given new hope to learning more about the elusive events.

The newly released images show a vast region of the Indian Ocean, about 250km wide, glowing three nights in a row. The luminescence was also spotted from a ship in the area.

Now i don't know about you all but a 250k underwater light effect for me is very intriguing. I can't wait for more info on this one.

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