posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 07:40 AM
The standard explanation is that its the thrusters firing on the shuttle
This seems to cover it as far as I can see.
There is a flash of light, which would have been caused by light reflecting off the gas.
The objects move in accordance with a jet of gas being fired from below the viewpoint.
If you remember that what youre viewing is 3dimensional, then the objects do behave accordingly
If you look just below the highlighted area, you'll see a 2nd 'UFO' same size. Just after the flash, it also moves upwards, at a different speed.
So we now have 3 objects all moving in different angles at different speeds
Here's a little game to play aswell. Track the ufo with your mouse. Then let go the moment you see the flash. You'll notice the 'missile' does
not go anywhere near the ufo.
OK, not everyone buys this story, so lets consider it from a different view point and what you believe is what youre seeing.
I cant believe that we'd be stupid enough to fire on aliens, but then again..
Why would the aliens run away, when surely they're going to have better weapons and probably supplied us the weapons spec in the first place.
Moving slightly aside would have meant the weapon would have missed.