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taken by two meteor monitoring stations Ukrainian astronomers say that the country’s skies are covered not only by Russian missiles, but also by a large number of UFOs (unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, for the acronym in English). We are not talking about alien phenomena, but unexplained sightings – which could mean, for example, new technologies of war not yet known to the world.
Dozens of images were recorded by two meteor monitoring stations, in Kiev and in the village of Vinarivka, 120km from the capital. “We see them everywhere. We observed a significant number of objects whose nature is unclear,” the researchers wrote in an article by the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Scientists have classified UFOs into two types: “cosmic” (bright) and “ghost” (dark). The cosmic is an object that appears brighter than the sky, even during the day, while the ghost is “completely black, which emits no light and absorbs all the radiation that falls on it.”
Here’s a brief explanation from a Brazilian amateur astronomer and astrophotographer:
The main feature of these Ukrainian UFOs is an extremely high speed. “We detect flights of one, groups and squadrons, moving at speeds of 3 to 15 degrees per second.” Ghosts have been observed in the troposphere “at distances of up to 10 to 12 km. We estimate its size from 3 to 12 meters and speeds of up to 15 km/s.”
Therefore, they can only be detected by specialized equipment. “The human eye cannot focus on phenomena that last less than a tenth of a second,” says the study. “It takes four tenths to recognize an event.” Ordinary photo and video records do not capture these UFOs either. “To detect them, you have to adjust the equipment: shutter speed, frame rate, and dynamic range.”
Using color video cameras fitted at the two meteor observation stations, the researchers say they were able to record the unknown objects zooming across the sky.
The most obvious explanation is that these objects are modern jets, missiles and other warlike items — but astronomers do not speculate on their nature, nor do they make clear reference to the war in Ukraine, which has lasted more than seven months. The United States has long warned that certain UFOs are state-of-the-art equipment for foreign militaries, particularly China and Russia.
The article was published, under peer review, in the arXiv repository.