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Image 1 - Photos Capture Rare Triple Rainbow
2011-10-06 07:46:07

Witnessing a double rainbow may seem like a sporadic event, and seeing three at once is extremely rare. But new photographs show this exceptional phenomenon in action. Scientific reports of tertiary (three) rainbows are so rare that only five have ever been reported in the last 250 years. These optical phenomena, caused by three reflections of light rays within a raindrop, have been confirmed to exist thanks to photographic perseverance and a new meteorological model providing the...

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2010-12-01 11:25:00

Australian astrophysicist Stephen Hughes said that some UFO sightings could be explained by ball lightning and other atmospheric phenomena, according to a recent BBC News report. The scientists made a detailed study of an unusual event that took place in 2006 when large meteors were observed over Brisbane.  During the same time, another unidentified green object was seen to roll over nearby mountains. Hughes has theorized that the object was actually ball lightning. He believes that...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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