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53 minutes after the hour have you -- -- some of the most incredible pictures coming from the battlefield military choppers in Afghanistan creating a stunning halo effect.
During takeoff and landing and we wanted to know why why I had -- this has actually happened it's gorgeous.
Yeah it is gorgeous absolutely beautiful not only did we find out why we found an incredible story of two soldiers.
Who had that halo effect named in their honor.
After they were killed in action in Afghanistan.
Joseph Stevenson's mother of one of the fallen so soldiers actually shared with us.
What the pictures mean to hurt on FOX & Friends yesterday.
It's beautiful way what I see and they even four years later.
Is the beauty and a tragedy.
How -- and the way that we perceive things in the way that we look at them to find them the beauty in the tragedy is.
What helps us survive and and that continues for years later for me.
And we'll explain how this halo effect happens is Kyle -- science writer and blogger for Scientific American morning -- Kyle.
Morning thanks for having me that halo effect is known as the cop -- chills effect and it was stuff.
-- that by correspondent by the name of Mitchell.
You've gone to a named it after Benjamin copy US army ranger and Joseph -- a British soldier both killed in Afghanistan.
Right so that they are the namesake for this.
What is that -- why.
So we see these and they're the -- very abstract they seem like a shower of sparks -- their own little galaxies.
But the science behind it really I think it's something that we all had seen before if you've ever seen.
Behind the -- -- a junker car -- anything like that you've seen a muffler dragging along the road you see a shower of sparks come up.
That's because when the muffler drags across the road.
Little tiny pieces of metal are getting kicked up from the ground into the air and then as they react with the oxygen.
Big burst into flames and this is called tyra for a city so the metal is tight rope for it to mean that it's spontaneously -- in there.
Now this doesn't happen with just a normal block of metal past the finely powdered orange orange thing she's just -- -- and not all metals do it.
Now back to the helicopters it turns out.
That at the edge of helicopter blades at the tips -- -- are there are these -- strips which prevents helicopter blades from becoming too damaged and pitted.
When it's -- -- harsh environment like a desert.
But it also turns out that these metals are pyro for -- -- like the muffler on this on the -- the road so when a helicopter descends into a desert environment.
In -- heavily kicks up.
This all this -- all the sane and insane isn't actually harder than the metals that make up these wing tips.
So these spinning wing tips spinning at hundreds of miles an hour.
Impact the sand and the same kicks up tiny finally -- pieces of metal.
And those -- spontaneously ignite in the air and that's this little galaxy the shower sparks that she's.
-- -- units and has done a very good job explaining exactly how to.
-- all right Kyle hill with Scientific American thank you very much for joining us this -- from Chicago.
Great description thank you so much for having me you -- -- size to be so beautiful excellent and it certainly is and unique in that area because of all the -- in the stands right there.
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