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NASA Releases Spectacular Images of Mysterious ‘Hole Punch’ Clouds

July 9, 2011 1 comment

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For decades, the mystery behind “hole punch” clouds have puzzled scientists and on-lookers as they continue to witness giant, open spaces in otherwise continuous cloud cover.

For decades, the mystery behind “hole punch” clouds have puzzled scientists and on-lookers as they continue to witness giant, open spaces in otherwise continuous cloud cover.

However, a new research paper published recently in the journal Science has revealed that the main culprit behind this unusual phenomenon is airplane.

“It appears to be a rather widespread effect for aircraft to inadvertently cause some Read more…