posted on Aug, 19 2006 @ 05:32 AM
There is so much crap floating around in orbit, why do people always try and find UFOs in these photos from orbital spacecraft?
They classify most of that garbage as UFO’s because it could be anything from a broken satellite, something that fell off another countries
spacecraft, to entire booster sections. They only track larger known objects, but there are tens of millions of smaller ones. Whatever falls off would
continue to orbit moving in the same attitude that it was originally left in, unless it bumps into something else, until it falls back in and burns
up. So if something made the object spin, it would continue to spin, reflecting light as it did so, indefinitely.
How many satellites over the years have broken into smaller pieces due to micrometeorite bombardment? There is just way too much stuff up there to
call any of these things in these videos proof of alien visitation. Just to give you an idea of the amount of crap that they do track:
These objects number in the millions and orbit the earth at hypervelocities averaging 10 km/s (22,000 mi/h).
The orbital debris environment is growing. More satellites are being launched and with non-functioning satellite explosions and fragmentation, the
threat of debris impact damage on satellites and spacecraft is a major concern. Orbital debris remains in orbit a long time, and high-speed collisions
between existing particles can produce even more debris.
Larger particles (objects greater than 10-cm in diameter) are being tracked and catalogued by USSPACECOM radar.
So between those objects, and the small objects that float right around any orbiting spacecraft (Ice, Dumped Liquids, Thrusters Firing, etc), how can
anyone say with any certainty that anything seen from a spacecraft window or camera is extraterrestrial in origin.