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Originally posted by eaglewingz
Originally posted by chris01621
[The reason being that I don't see any form of propulsion coming from the back end of it, it's just a white dot and it does seem to be gliding more than anything...
That's because it's high in the atmosphere and pointing away from the observer. Not to mention the fact that at the point where the trail ends is a stage separation. The upper stages are less visible as flame.
The same view happens at a Shuttle launch. Sure, right after launch you have a huge fire and smoke plume. But once the boosters and tank drop off, the second stage ignites, and the Shuttle turns downrange, all you see is a smoothly moving point of light.
And no, DraconianKing it's not a fake video. It's a perfectly genuine shot of a (most likely) Minotaur missle launch.
Here's a still photo I found from another thread that shows the exact same appearance as the vid. It's a copyrighted piece, so I can't put it up here.
[edit on 1/2/2007 by eaglewingz]
Originally posted by Airyphyla
well, it cant be a missile, like they say on the site.
i dont know what it is either.