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In fact there's so much "space junk," etc., yadda, yadda, zooming around out there in the UV and IR spectrum it's amazing our satellites, space station, and shuttles aren't regularly destroyed by wayward impacts.
Originally posted by squiz
All space junk is already in a orbital path, the earths gravity will not make such adjustments, look up orbital mechanics. I'd like to know why all of those other objects are so well illuminated with the sun on the other side of the earth? I'm sure thier must be an explanation.
You often see incredibly fast objects in these NASA vids, most will say they are meteors but meteors are dark objects until they enter the atmosphere and some are escaping the earths gravity.
It's a UFO, in other words I don't know what it is.
Originally posted by disownedsky
It can easily be dark on the ground in the nadir direction while the sun illuminates the orbiter. It happens twice an orbit, every orbit (entering and exiting the Earth's shadow), and my rough mental calcs are that it should last for several minutes each time.
[edit on 2-8-2007 by disownedsky]
I was told on several occaisions that this is the "Titanic" of ice-crystals! An ice-berg? Some say it is 100 foot on each side as the External tank is 154 foot long and 30 some-odd foot in diameter. Pause the video,,, work through it several times - the object pivots as it is passing between the orbiter and ET at 17,500MPH and 420,000 feet altitude. Notice the direction of travel compared to the ET an orbiter.
Even intelgurl says "it's perplexing"... she's a pretty smart lass when it comes to aerospace and military stuff. George Knapp and his folks in Vegas are having a look at it.
Originally posted by Postal76
Sorry, but this video is hardly convincing, in part due to its poor quality.
If NASA sees UFOs zipping around all the time, they have done a great job keeping it from the public, so I don't see why they'd make it so easy to obtain this footage.
the ice crystal explanation is perfectly plausible. That could be the case here too, but it could also be space debris or satellites as someone else suggested.
What makes you think it is something of extraterrestrial origin let alone intelligently controlled?
The former manager of the Data and Photo Control Department at NASA’s Lunar Receiving Laboratory during the manned Apollo Lunar Program, Ken Johnston, has released quite a number of sensational statements recently in the USA. The specialist said that U.S. astronauts found ancient ruins of artificial origin and a previously unknown technology to control gravitation when then landed on the Moon. Astronauts took pictures of the objects that they found, but NASA ordered Johnston to destroy the images. Johnston did not follow the order. He said that the U.S. government had been keeping this information a secret for 40 years.
Originally posted by open mind
I hate to break it to you but it might be spce junk or even the dreaded ice crystals, the curve or 'turn' that you see is symply the earths gravity affecting the objects coarse!
Originally posted by Alex Krycek
Ok well after page one I was afraid there would be noone in this thread other than the OMG THATS ITS THATS PROOF hardcore believers.
(I try to stay in the middle and as the first really well phrased point about skepticism goes, I too am always very skeptical, but also always purusing these boards and hoping there will someday be that ok, spaceship landed, little green men came out, said hi, everyone saw it, case-closed-aliens-exist-and-aren't-we-dumb-that-we-thought-all-that-space-and-we-were-the-only-ones moment).
When I first saw the object moving right to left, and stopping, I had a WOW moment, for real. It is quite bright, which to me indicated:
1.larger size or,
2. Possibly its own light source or
3. Its quite close to the camera, in which case if its close enough it would appear quite large even tho its quite small.
The problem is, by the end of the video I see the problem with believing this is anything other than ___ (I wont say that because the Op asked me not use that word :p) or other random debris.
Everyone is (rightly so) harping on the fact that it stops and changes direction. This is typically one of the best signs of something that has its own propulsion, and counters what the laws of physics would do to an uncontrolled object of debris.
The problem with that is that the camera starts moving.
When this object is moving right to left at a good clip, the camera is still.
However the camera then starts to pan, slowly at first and then quickly, down and to the left.
It is at this time that the object in question starts 'slowing down', then 'stops' then starts 'moving' in (you guessed it) the exact opposite direction of the camera movement, up and right.
The movement is exactly parallel in speed, and exactly opposite in direction.
This makes sense, in that objects closer to the camera seem to move much faster in relation to movement of the camera, than would the far-away Earth.
Great find on this video, it had me rather excited for a moment(I too tend to prefer the alien ship in space clips, maybe because you seem to get sharper images in the thinner atmospheres, makes things look more real).
However for me this object is no longer totally unidentified. I don't know what kind of debris it is, but it's debris.
[edit on 1-8-2007 by Alex Krycek]
Originally posted by Anomic of Nihilism
I know all those links work, but they're all comming up as "now longer available.
Originally posted by JohnnyAnonymous
And I'm just re-confirming..