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originally posted by: beyondknowledge
a reply to: TrustedTruth
They were not in or as close to the exhaust.
Put soap bubbles on some water. Drop something small in. Do the bubbles near to the area that you dropped something in get more affected by the dropping of the object or do all the bubbles have the same reaction to the splash and ripples?
It looks to me like more than one was affected by the thruster firing, but one more than others, it was closer.
originally posted by: TrustedTruth
But I'd have thought more than one would have been close enough to have been affected by the burst. ?
Note "particles" as in plural, so if you don't see more than one particle affected by the thruster firing, you're not looking hard enough.
NASA replied (November 1991): "The objects seen are Orbiter-generated debris, illuminated by the sun.... The flicker of light is the result of the firing of the attitude thrusters on the Orbiter, and the abrupt motions of the particles result from the impact of gas jets from the thrusters."
The framing of the Earth remains constant.
The imparted rotation rate change was about one one hundredth of a degree per second [about half a degree per minute], which is so miniscule it obviously wouldn’t register on the field of view.
originally posted by: tqrebelo
Its old but still good!
originally posted by: dfnj2015
But it sure looks like intelligent movement going on and a particle weapon shooting up through the atmosphere.
How much should the firing of the thruster have affected the view, you reckon?
originally posted by: kwakakev
With one UFO clearly getting shot at from Earth, it does make me lean towards the other anonymous movements as more a part of this situation than some ice crystals floating near the thrusters.