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Originally posted by jakyll
@ torsion.how do you know wormholes are fantasy? remember this quote,"today's science fiction is tomorrow's science fact."
Originally posted by SuicideVirus
Because of the time of day, I suspect it might have been the Minuteman II launch on March 20, 2007. It went up around 9:30 p.m. that evening.
A good place to check on this stuff is:
They also have some very nice photos of launch trails here:
The photos are not of the same launch, but you can see the obvious similarities. Unless you're a complete dope, anyway.
The Twilight Phenomenon
A “twilight phenomenon” is created when unburned missile propellant particles and water left in the wake of an intercontinental ballistic missile or space booster freeze in the lese dense upper atmosphere. These frozen fragments reflect the high altitude sunlight, typically producing a green, blue, white and rose-colored luminescence.
Although this brilliant effect may also feature some corkscrew shape clouds, no two instances have looked exactly alike. Any single instances of the phenomenon may appear differently to different observers, depending on the location from which they view it.
The most brilliant instances of the phenomenon have happened between 30 and 60 minutes after sunset or before sunrise. For conditions to be “right,” skies must be clear over the area, the sun must be below the horizon and the sky must be dark. As the missile rises out of the darkness into the sunlight, a twilight phenomenon may result.
Originally posted by Outrageo
Definitely a missile launch. The "thing out of the middle" is merely stage separation. We get these photos and clips all the time at ATS. Easily debunked.