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Mysterious streaks over Turkey

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posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 07:41 AM
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Mysterious Streaks Over Turkey
Credit & Copyright: Tunc Tezel

Explanation: What are they? Five streaks near the bottom of the above image taken near Ankara, Turkey on Sunday would be identified at first glance as meteors from the Perseids meteor shower peaking just that night. Unexpectedly, however, these streaks do not point back to the Perseids radiant in Perseus. Their origin is therefore somewhat unclear. The above image was captured over the time span of 40 minutes. Other visible celestial icons include the constellation Orion and the Pleiades star cluster. One hypothesis is that the streaks are part of a microburst from a much less active meteor shower known as the Alpha Ursae Majorids. Another possibility is that they are parts of a satellite that broke up as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere. A discussion of these possibilities can be found here. This year's Perseids meteor shower was a good one, as it was particularly active and corresponded with the dark skies that come with a new moon.


source: NASA

Do you believe the story that things being "parts of a satellite reentering Earth's atmosphere" ?

[edit on 15/8/07 by absente]




posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 07:53 AM
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Looks like a random shooting star (meteor)
If you point a camera for 40 min to the sky, you'll get these most of the time.

Example (keywords: meteor long exposure):




posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 08:05 AM
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sure but after NASA posting this...



would be identified at first glance as meteors from the Perseids meteor shower peaking just that night. Unexpectedly, however, these streaks do not point back to the Perseids radiant in Perseus. Their origin is therefore somewhat unclear.


i get confused? I mean, if they were meteors they would have an explanation?



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 08:14 AM
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Not sure if it's related, but interesting nonetheless:


NASA TO HOLD MEDIA TELECONFERENCE ON BIZARRE STAR

WASHINGTON -- Astronomers are scheduled to announce new findings
about a star unlike any seen before at a media teleconference
Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. EDT. The findings are from NASA's
Galaxy Evolution Explorer, managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion
Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

[...]

Audio of the event will be broadcast live at:

www.nasa.gov...


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posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 08:18 AM
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I think it simply means that these are not from Perseids meteor shower.
About 5000 meteors enter atmosphere per day and earth collects 100 tons of dust per day from space.
www.creationresearch.org...



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 08:29 AM
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Originally posted by danx
Not sure if it's related, but interesting nonetheless:

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Sounds interesting, "like nothing ever seen before" - i like that line



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 08:30 AM
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Originally posted by rocksolidbrain
I think it simply means that these are not from Perseids meteor shower.
About 5000 meteors enter atmosphere per day and earth collects 100 tons of dust per day from space.
www.creationresearch.org...


Yepp, I am on the same opinion, but the fact that i found that on a NASA page, where they simply can't explain the origin sounded strange. Anyway, it really looks like meteors with an "interesting alignment and formation"




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