During the US military siege known as Operation Anaconda in March 2002, a very rare and strange occurrence happened that left 3 soldiers dead, after failing communications.
Bad communications plagued Operation Anaconda, and now researchers say that a strange space weather phenomena was to blame: plasma bubbles.
These wispy clouds of electrically charged gas particles form at night in the upper atmosphere. Typically around 100 kilometers (62 miles) wide, the bubbles can’t be seen but they can bend and disperse radio waves, interfering with communications. Continue Reading