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posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 02:56 AM
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Whenever I get the chance, I look up to the skies to catch a shooting star on a clear night. Sometimes I see what appears to be a star that moves in a linear direction. Someone told me that they are "rolling stars" perhaps meteors. This seemed logical to me so I left it at that. I tried to google the "rolling star" phenomena but failed to find any results. Does anyone know anything about this?

to debunk my own sightings, most likely it's a jet. If so then, it was way up there like a tiny speck in the sky. In any case, I was just wondering if there were any other star watchers in this forum who saw something similar.




posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 03:04 AM
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There is a high probability that you are seeing a satellite
I watch them often, some are very bright..

Check THIS out:
www.heavens-above.com...

This site, when you provide it with your location..Can tell you when the best times are
to view many different satellites..It's pretty cool, and may help you solve your problem.

My favorites to watch are the Iridium group, and the Space station..

Check it out!



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 03:10 AM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
There is a high probability that you are seeing a satellite
I watch them often, some are very bright..

Check THIS out:
www.heavens-above.com...

This site, when you provide it with your location..Can tell you when the best times are
to view many different satellites..It's pretty cool, and may help you solve your problem.

My favorites to watch are the Iridium group, and the Space station..

Check it out!


Nice! just wondering, how fast to sattelites move in the sky? the rolling stars that I saw vanish from my periphery vision in about 5-10 minutes.



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 03:34 AM
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Originally posted by AwakenedOne

Nice! just wondering, how fast to sattelites move in the sky? the rolling stars that I saw vanish from my periphery vision in about 5-10 minutes.


Thats about right...
The shuttle and space station make one pass around the earth in approx 90 minutes. When you watch the live feed from NASA you can watch the earth go by below. It moves quickly

Here is the FORMULA to figure out how fast they go


Here is the speed for the 90 minute orbit

A low Earth orbit is normally at an altitude of less than 1000 km and could be as low as 160 km above the Earth. Satellites in this circular orbit travel at a speed of around 7.8 km per second. At this speed, a satellite takes approximately 90 minutes to circle the Earth. Low Earth Orbit


Thats 17,409.60 Miles Per Hour...



Rolling Stars... THATS a new one ....


[edit on 27-7-2006 by zorgon]



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 03:41 AM
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Originally posted by zorgon

Originally posted by AwakenedOne

Nice! just wondering, how fast to sattelites move in the sky? the rolling stars that I saw vanish from my periphery vision in about 5-10 minutes.


Thats about right...
The shuttle and space station make one pass around the earth in approx 90 minutes. When you watch the live feed from NASA you can watch the earth go by below. It moves quickly

Here is the FORMULA to figure out how fast they go


Here is the speed for the 90 minute orbit

A low Earth orbit is normally at an altitude of less than 1000 km and could be as low as 160 km above the Earth. Satellites in this circular orbit travel at a speed of around 7.8 km per second. At this speed, a satellite takes approximately 90 minutes to circle the Earth. Low Earth Orbit


Thats 17,409.60 Miles Per Hour...



Rolling Stars... THATS a new one ....


[edit on 27-7-2006 by zorgon]


thanks for the info!


[edit on 27-7-2006 by AwakenedOne]



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 03:55 AM
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Someone told me that they are "rolling stars", perhaps meteors. This seemed logical to me so I left it at that.


I'm curious. Why would you consider a theory of "rolling stars" to make logical sense ?



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 04:13 AM
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Originally posted by Mogget



Someone told me that they are "rolling stars", perhaps meteors. This seemed logical to me so I left it at that.


I'm curious. Why would you consider a theory of "rolling stars" to make logical sense ?



well, i thought perhaps that a large meteor was grazing the earths atmosphere which could resemble a star just rolling by however dumb that sounds.

[edit on 27-7-2006 by AwakenedOne]

[edit on 27-7-2006 by AwakenedOne]



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 08:30 AM
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Originally posted by AwakenedOne

Originally posted by Mogget



Someone told me that they are "rolling stars", perhaps meteors. This seemed logical to me so I left it at that.


I'm curious. Why would you consider a theory of "rolling stars" to make logical sense ?



well, i thought perhaps that a large meteor was grazing the earths atmosphere which could resemble a star just rolling by however dumb that sounds.

[edit on 27-7-2006 by AwakenedOne]

[edit on 27-7-2006 by AwakenedOne]


It doesn't sound dumb. Instead of insulting this poster, why not try and help him out. I've seen some rediculous questions here but this is not one of them.

Your friend may have been just using the term to describe the "tumbling" motion of a meteor and you misunderstood.



posted on Jul, 28 2006 @ 12:42 PM
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I agree, don't insult someone for asking a perfectly good question.

He asked what those things were. They are most likely our satellites. I see them all of the time.

I remember when I saw my first satellite when I was 7 or 8. It was a very exciting experience. People should be free to experience the wonder of their skies. And when there is an easy answer, it doesn't make the question any less important. Now someone has a greater perpective.

Next step, ask more questions!

Although, perhaps we should ask John Lear if those are satellites after all...


By the way, now is a good time to see shooting stars after sunset. Saw 4 the other night in a period of 30 minutes looking at maybe a 30 degree arc of sky directly overhead.


[edit on 28-7-2006 by Ectoterrestrial]

[edit on 28-7-2006 by Ectoterrestrial]



posted on Jul, 28 2006 @ 07:42 PM
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I agree but I would like to throw something in here, I hope you don't mind

If you are watching the skies the ships when settling in for the night might appear as follows.

A white light that moves the same speed as an airplane then just drops somewhat and continues as before then drops some more and continues then drops some more then just stops. At this point the white turns to a smaller yellowish light and you would think of it as a star.



posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 12:27 AM
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Thanks observe, if I ever see anything do that I will be sure to let ATS know. When you say 'drops', do you mean 'moves perpendicular to its apparent primary motion'?



posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 12:53 AM
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SOME SCIENTISTS BELIEVE that space is actually a solid thing, they called it dark matter and planetys rather than floating actually roll on this dark matter. Apparently they say its like a gel but u cant feel it. it does sound farfetched but some scientists believe it. I would like to do an experiment which i will never do. It is you go into space with a jar and a marble, you put the marble in the jar in space so it will float in the jar then you put the lid on and come back down to Earth and then you see if the marble is still floating or if it just drops to the bottom. maybe this could prove the dark matter idea?? please reply to this and give your thoughts



posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 01:04 AM
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Originally posted by chris01621
you put the lid on and come back down to Earth and then you see if the marble is still floating or if it just drops to the bottom. maybe this could prove the dark matter idea?? please reply to this and give your thoughts


If we supposedly couldn't feel this "space" then what makes you think it would affect the marble in any way, at least to the extent that it would suspend the marble within the space in the jar?

I think it's a ridiculous idea but interesting to think about.



posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 01:17 AM
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the thing is if you trap this dark matter in the jar the marble should float, i mean no one knows if u can feel it or not because u cant go into space with out a space suit. also u have to take the jar without the lid on or it will smash under the pressure, now thinking that wht is the force that will crush it, think about water that pressure and although u can feel water u almost cant if u see what i mean!!

[edit on 29-7-2006 by chris01621]



posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 03:14 AM
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Originally posted by chris01621
the thing is if you trap this dark matter in the jar the marble should float, i mean no one knows if u can feel it or not because u cant go into space with out a space suit. also u have to take the jar without the lid on or it will smash under the pressure, now thinking that wht is the force that will crush it, think about water that pressure and although u can feel water u almost cant if u see what i mean!!

[edit on 29-7-2006 by chris01621]


So basically, the crux of this theory is that there's no such thing as gravity-- because that's the reason things 'float' in 'space'-- the lack of the force of gravity. It sounds like this theory's explanation for objects floating in space is that they're 'stuck' in space as if it were some sort of physical medium. Nonsense.

And I couldn't much understand the second half of your post. You used exactly one period in your entire post.



posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 11:18 PM
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It just drops straight down somewhat then continues the pace it was and so on.


You just have to be lucky I guess to catch it happening. If you ever see it you will know.



posted on Jul, 30 2006 @ 12:33 AM
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I suppose part of the THEORY would be that we are in some kind of air pocket with our planet and gravity does have effect here. But it is a bit out there as an idea though.



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