Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Satellite Image Captures 'Milk Sea'

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LiveScience.com has an interesting satellite image and article on a "milky sea" event. (Full article)
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.


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