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originally posted by: skyblueworld
Exactly, if that was something on the lens, then it should appear in every video made with that camera?
Unless an astronaut went out and cleaned it...
Even though we can see the cameras reflection in the glass?
Not a very good comparison in all honesty.
originally posted by: ziplock9000
The ignorance on this forum is sometimes amazing. There are literally millions of ametur astronomers on the planet that have the ability to spot something as big as that. Not to mention the hundreds of professional and educational facilities that can too.. Oh, and NASA is not the only space agency... even on ISS.
But oh, some random guy has a YouTube video that shows the moon looking brighter in one video than another.. so it must be aliens..
FFS wake up!
originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
It clearly is the freakin moon... the object is virtually the exact same size as the moon shown in the caparison video. Just because it is a slightly different color doesn't mean anything. The color can change depending on your point of observation, especially when the light has to travel through the Earths atmosphere.
In fact; the only camera position that can produce reflections like what you are talking about are cameras used by people viewing from the Copula.
originally posted by: JadeStar
Pretty sure this is the moon. I'd bet my life on it.
One thing I wish people interested in this stuff would do would be get the exact date/time this stuff is recorded. If the Youtuber won't tell you then that's reason to be suspicious.
Because with a date and time true investigation can happen. But often true investigation is exactly what certain Youtubers do NOT want you to do because it exposes the fact that their is nothing mysterious about what they posted to get some meager adsense dollars.
originally posted by: tanka418
a reply to: gortex
I'm sorry man, but the first video you posted, the one I was referencing; was NOT the HD Earth View...it was the port truss camera. You can clearly see that in the video when the view changes to show the Japanese extensions to ISS.
Though, yes, it appears that the HD Earth equipment isn't constructed to the tolerances and specifications that "real" space cameras are. But, then that is the whole point of the experiment; to test the reliability and operation of normal, off the shelf, consumer video equipment in space. These 4 cameras are the only ones not "hardened" for use in space.
Further, the "thing" you want to be a "reflection" can't be...light, and other parameters are all wrong. Although that one image is very telling...as to the construction of the HD Earth module...it makes it very obvious that it is a commercial camera.