People have been seeing flashes of light from the moon for thousands of years, but we still do not understand why this happens or what causes it.
The strange event is known as Temporary Moon Phenomenon (TLP) and An astronomer from Germany believes he is about to solve this moon mystery.
Hakan Kayal from the University of Würzburg in Bavaria is working on a project that may shed light on what causes the rapid shifts of light and darkness on the moon.
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It uses a brand new telescope system in Spain and is already making progress, though it has only been in use since April.
Kayal describes the TLP flashes as a few seconds of flash of light, but Popular Science notes that some "flashes" were observed for hours on the lunar surface.
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Another expert describes the light peaks as sparkling and red or pink.
TLP is often observed several times a week and can sometimes leave dark spots on the moon.
Popular explanations for this are meteorite impacts and gas released by moonquakes, which reflects light abnormally.
The first confirmed sighting of TLP was carried out by a Russian astronomer in 1
Kayal's new telescope system, which is still under development, is quite cheap and includes two telescopes that are constantly in operation. Observe the moon with cameras and relay what they see to computers that are artificially more intelligent Software operated.
Get the Fox News App Distinguishing lunar flashes from other bright phenomena, such as meteorites, can mitigate the potential causes of TLP.
Astronomers consider it important to understand what causes the phenomenon before humans reach the moon again, as some of the explanations for TLP could be dangerous.
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