Plasma tubes in the sky: Australian student Cleo Loi proves existence of phenomenon
Joyce Park stashed this in Science
Apparently there are giant plasma tubes floating 600km above the earth, aligned with its magnetic field and possibly throwing off astronomical observations. They were discovered by a stubborn, careful female undergrad in Sydney, playing with a 3D telescope called the Murchison Widefield Array.
I can't imagine how much patience that woman has, to be able to find these tubes hidden in plain sight.