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Subject: Columbia Photos
"Got these from a friend of mine who is a retired NASA space engineer. Haven't seen anything like this on the news yet. "
They were taken (I was told) by an Israeli satellite and have not yet been released by the U.S. Government
Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
Those images are actually still-frames from the opening sequence of the 1998 movie Armageddon, which have been insidiously passed off as that of the Shuttle break-up/explosion.
Contacted by email, the folks at NASA's Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Lab in Houston confirmed what some viewers of these "satellite photos" had already deduced: they're fake. "There is some speculation here at the NASA Johnson Space Center," the message continued, "that those images have been taken from the movie 'Armageddon.'"
Which is precisely where they came from. They are individual frames of a computer-animated sequence occurring about four minutes into the 1998 science fiction film, when a space shuttle is destroyed by fragments of a comet during earth orbit high above the atmosphere.
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