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UFO - Space Ship Found On Google Sky?!

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posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 09:23 PM

I think that Phage has a valid point. There are a number of sources for info that may not be directly from NASA or to NASA.

Equally true, though, is that many academic institutes receive major funding from the Fed govt. I'm on faculty at two universities (unrelated to physics or astronomy-- anthropology is my field), but even I notice the pressure from funding sources.

The saying in college was not to publish is to perish. It actually is- not to get grants is to perish. The publications are secondary.

So while many agencies may contribute, there is still "influence" to say the least!

posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 09:46 PM

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posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 09:54 PM

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posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 10:50 PM

The Ur-Quan

posted on Apr, 12 2009 @ 12:04 AM

Originally posted by qwertz
Look-it obviously is the ISS:

I strongly suggest not jumping to conclusions though. The image in your link and the image posted by the OP from google sky are extremely different too. There are some basic similarities but there are some big differences. You can tell that just by looking at them.. I'm not saying it isn't possible. I just think we're far from the point of being conclusive on what this thing is. That's going to take some time and some digging. And there's the possibility we may never know.


[edit on 12-4-2009 by BlasteR]

posted on Apr, 12 2009 @ 07:04 AM

Originally posted by iexplore
I agree that there are thousands if not millions of strange looking objects that can be seen in Google Sky but one must admit that there's quite an obvious difference between the following 2 pictures

I've used Google Sky for who knows how many hours and had never come across anything as symmetrical as what i've posted...there must be more Google Sky users on here who can pitch in on whether they have ever seen anything similar?!
You are right, they do not look exactly the same, but they look like the same type of thing, whatever it may be.

And this was the first time I used Google Sky, so I guess it was beginner's luck.

posted on Apr, 12 2009 @ 09:58 AM
Probably a lens reflection. There are a dime a dozen on Google Sky. Like this one that looks more sexy:

Looks like some alien spaceship! But it's not!


[edit on 12-4-2009 by mikesingh]

posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 11:37 AM
Using Google Sky, a person can view seemingly endless objects in the sky using different magnification. However, the more distant the object, the more blurred the object becomes. That is natural because of light, radiation and the detail of the image.

However, this image shows good detail, even at great maginifaction. It can be readily manipulated by imaging software. Other nearby objects appear to have similar structures.

Google Sky Coordinates
3:43:58.89, 19:12:38.44

posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 03:03 PM
C. Agrippa ""

What a great resemblance lmao

BlasteR "I just think we're far from the point of being conclusive on what this thing is."

I totally agree and think this thread needs to continue

mikesingh "Probably a lens reflection"

No offence but I don't see any similarities between my provided pic(s) and the one you provided?!

mmorand - I agree with what you are saying 'but' your provided image looks very similar to the "ArMaP" provided image which ultimately looks very different to this image:

I personally don't believe that we've got an explanation for this yet!...there have been some similarities posted but nothing (that I can see) which explains what this could be?!

posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 07:48 PM
This is a long exposure shot of a distant star field. Anything in the foreground (ie, in orbit or within the solar system) would be a streak, a blur or wouldn't show because its moving contrary to the telescope.

So no satellites, ISS or Hubbles.

So it's deep space. A star or galaxy because it has to be super massive (sun sized at least) and very bright with self generating light to make the image. There's no reflective light in deep space.

posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 10:40 PM
reply to post by inofph

That isn't true though with regards to how this series of photos was taken and compiled into google sky (yes, google sky is basically a series of photos). We've already talked about what sky surveys were used to make google sky, therefore we know what telescopes and imaging equipment was used and how the photos were generally taken.. We also know that if google sky was a series of long-duration time-lapse photographs then it wouldn't be very useful as a research tool. There would be too many streaks.. Satellites, alone, would make it almost indiscernable.

Also, please look at Mike's post with the blue telescope lens reflection..


[edit on 17-4-2009 by BlasteR]

posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 05:14 PM
Looks like a klingon bird of prey to me :-)

inofph sounds about right to me. You can't see really distant stuff without long exposure that lets in lots of light. I think this thing is way out in space, but I think it could have lights on the outside. Planes have lights on the outside don't they.

But hey, maybe Star Trek was also based on reality LOL

posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 06:04 PM
reply to post by BlasteR

The sky survey image that the "space ship" appears in had an exposure time of 70 minutes. Each plate of the survey covers an area of only 6.5 degrees to a side (the width of three fingers held at arm's length). It could happen, but the chances of a satellite crossing any particular field of view at the time the exposure is made are not great. But satellites are in Earth's shadow except for an hour or so after sunset (and before sunrise) so would not be illuminated unless the exposure were made at these times...doubtful.

Google Sky is not a "research tool", it is a educational toy meant for general consumption.

[edit on 4/18/2009 by Phage]

posted on Apr, 19 2009 @ 01:52 AM
I did some more research into this area of sky with Stellarium and WikiSky.

Both show a star in this exact spot. WikiSky shows the star to be

Star Name: USN0A2 1050-01012479
Constellation: Taurus
Right Ascension: 3:44:27:71
Declination: 18:26:37.3
Distance: Unknown
Apparent Magnitude: 18.9

There is no star there in the googlesky image unless the object IS, in fact, the star.

The object is right where the star would be expected to be. My guess is that this is just a star. If you look in google sky at surrounding stars you can tell that other stars in this area seem "chopped up" or "glitched" (There's a myriad of possible causes).

I took a snapshot of this same star in wikisky and you can see that here:

But the more I search on google for wierdness in google sky, the more I seem to find.

Probably the biggest uproar that I've seen lately has been about the star Sirius. People are claiming that if you zoom in on the star sirius it looks chopped up and/or edited out/censored. I checked it out to share with you. You can see that here..


posted on Apr, 19 2009 @ 02:56 AM
reply to post by ArMaP

Not many of the surrounding stars in google sky look as well-defined or symmetrical as the "spaceship" object. But there are many objects in the vicinity of that star (I do believe it is a star, see previous post) that look similarly chopped up and/or distorted. This could be caused by the data compression google used for the software. There are alot of different possible causes for those abnormally-shaped stars.

The star which seems to comprise the "spaceship" itself has just about a magnitude of 19. That is not a lot of light. The surrounding stars are also extremely dim or at least very similar in apparent magnitude.

Since I have google sky now, I went in, again, to that exact area of sky to take a couple more screenshots of some of these similar "abnormally shaped" stars in the area. They don't quite look 100% like the "spaceship", but I think it proves there is some kind of data compression and/or imaging or data processing issue that has caused these abnormalities to show up in google sky for all these very dim stars.

I went into Wikisky earlier tonite which allows you to select from a variety of different sky surveys. None of them made this star look anything close to a spaceship (though it was blurry because it is so distant and/or dim even though the exact distance to this star is unknown).

If you look closely at all these stars in google sky (really really close up) in the vicinity of the "spaceship" you will notice a grid pattern inside the "distoredly shapen" stars. This grid pattern could be the pixelation caused by the data compression? The spaceship is not a perfect example of this unless you account for the straight lines of the object as all being aligned with this exact same grid.
Spaceship closeup again:

Some better examples of this "grid pattern" that is possible pixelation:

I also thought this was important to note..
I did some searching and found a similar-looking "bird of prey" spaceship
at 18.2773 Right Ascension, -123.752 Declination. You can see that here:

This causes me to believe that these objects are being caused by either a data compression/digitization issue with the original data or a compression/digitilization issue with how that data was used in google sky in particular. If you look at some of the surrounding stars, alot of them have 2 black holes in the middle of the distorted area of the star. In some of the stars it looks as though the distorted areas/pixels next to these 2 dark holes are missing causing a central, elongated object with 2 elongated "arms" or "wings" on either side of the central elongated object that looks like a spaceship.

These are some great examples of the distroted area with the 2 dark areas inside it.

Since these "spaceships" all look generally the same, that's a key that there is something going on with pixelation and/or compression of the image data making itself known in at least some of these sky survey images google is using. But, like I said, it could also be something related to google re-sizing or compressing the data somehow for making it easier to load in google sky.


posted on Apr, 19 2009 @ 01:16 PM
I want to thank everyone for their interest and time spent analyzing this 'object' (it has gained more interest than I first thought

I am personally yet to be 'fully' convinced of what it 'truely' is...I can fully appreciate a distortion of a distant star as 'BlasteR' points out (although that would be one 'freak' distortion)...on the other hand I can see how there are similarities between itself and the ISS...I can also run a subjective view on this object to say that it could well be a spaceship 'BUT' I believe that we will never have a definitive answer to this

I am now happy to leave this thread as is...answered on many levels yet unanswered on many more, and should anyone else have anything more to share then I would love to look into this further

Best Regards,


posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 01:50 AM
reply to post by mikesingh

If u scroll below that blue patch on Google Sky... a strange yellow patch appears to be placed on a spherical object as if some one wants to hide it... Who and Why?

This link will lead to the google sky spot where the image appears
edit on 5-3-2012 by dhayfule because: url did not appear correctly

posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 03:07 AM
If anyone's still wondering about the original image, its the 'e' off google's watermark.

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