reply to post by tarifa37
I was not referring to you specifically tarifa37, but you have to admit, that by posting here on this forum (Aliens and UFOs). the implication is that
these things are alien... otherwise, why not post on the Space exploration or even Sci/Tech forums? Your thread and questions are valid, I'm not
disputing that, just perhaps where you posted it could have been better IMHO, although perhaps it's a good thing for UFO hunters to be aware of, just
as long as no one is mislead into thinking that these things could have to do with ET's.
Anyway, some other posters were implying that there was some intelligent control behind these flashes, or at least, I got that impression.
As for the second part of your question... Is it always in the same part of the sky?
Or do you mean "any flashes that follow on soon after seeing the first"?
If so, that's an easy answer. Space junk tumbles wildly allot of the time but it also travels in a straight line, so flashes will usually be fairly
randomly spaced out along a line. The brightness can vary allot too, depending on the random angles between the object, sun and your eye and also the
type of surfaces on the object.
Keep in mind that many surfaces of things that are sent into space are highly polished and very reflective. Even a coin sized object can create a very
eye catching glint under the correct circumstances, and there are millions of those up there, most of which cant be seen till they glint since they
are so small and not at a correct angle to keep bouncing the Sun's light back at you, unlike the very predictable and stable Iridium sats. for
example. Also, over time ,things stay shiny up there, unlike here where things tend to get tarnished over time due to our thick atmosphere.
There is also more than enough junk up there, that more than one object could be visible at the same time, which would account for seeing flashes that
don't all seemingly follow a straight line.Sometimes junk will only glint once, and you never see it again. With so much up there, the possibilities
Some objects will also be in similar orbits to others (if they originated from the same "parent" object for instance), so it might appear that a
pair of flashing objects might be connected, when indeed they are! Leave the rest up to chance, and between them and all the tones of space rock/dust
that hits us, it's a real mess up there