Glowing green fireball is seen above Russia's 'scientific city' research institute

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A mystery green fireball seen glowing above Russia's high-tech 'scientific city' has puzzled scientists and sparked rumours of a secret weapons test.

The bright flash and streaking tail was spotted by stunned motorists close to research town Akademgorodok, on the edge of regional capital Novosibirsk in southern Siberia.

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The research institutes in the area have been dubbed Vladimir Putin's 'secret weapon'.

The images were caught on dashcams in the early-morning darkness on Tuesday and have prompted a range of explanations.

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The state-run Russia Today described it as a meteor but acknowledged that astronomers were 'somewhat bewildered' by the sight.

The pictures have sparked rumours that Russia was testing 'extremely advanced weapons' while others suggested it was a UFO.

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Ilya Orlov, deputy director of the Big Novosibirsk Planetarium, hailed the 'beautiful phenomenon' but he could not certain what caused it.

'Most likely, this is a flash of bolide, that is, the fall of a bright meteor with a flash,' he said, saying it would be unusual.

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'It is all the more surprising because there are no active meteor showers now. It can be either the tail of a [Leonid] meteor shower or a lone meteor. We need to find out.'

A bolide is a very bright meteor that explodes in the...
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