The Hungarian team of astronomers said they noticed the light reflecting off of one of the clouds Kordylevskogo. This indicates that clouds do exist though for almost 60 years is a matter of controversy, writes sciencenews.org.
Cloud Kordylevskogo — two shimmering pseudo that revolve in the orbit of the Earth near the moon. Two dust clouds are collected at two points in space – the Lagrange points where the gravity of Earth and moon cancel each other out. This gravitational stability makes these points are good places to dock spacecraft. In addition, the Lagrange point can capture interplanetary debris.
Nobody has seen dusty clouds since 1961, when the Polish astronomer Kazimierz Kordylewski reported that near the Lagrange points L4 and L5 was observed accumulations of dust. Some astronomers believed that the stronger gravity of the sun will periodically sweep away the dust from L4 and L5, which complicates the possibility of the existence of clouds.
Astronomers, Judith Tears-Balogh, andrás Barta and gábor horváth of Budapest University searched for clouds using specially designed filters. These filters detect whether light is polarized, or whether it has leveled off electromagnetic waves which are reflected from dust particles.
The team spent several months conducting surveillance in the private Observatory were Tears-Balogh in the Western Hungarian village of Badacsonytordemic. “In Hungary it is difficult to see on a moonless and cloudless night,” write the astronomers in the collection of articles. But the team finally noticed control the Shine on L5. Physics of the Lagrange points suggests that, if there is one cloud, then another. However, scientists are going to find the cloud L4 directly.
Computer simulation shows that L4 and L5 are only partially stable. Clouds can stay for many years and even decades, but the gravity of the sun will eventually scatter them into space. This may explain the inaccurate, changing insights of past research and the search cloud.