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Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by PhotonEffect
There is something called science, where phenomenon is analyzed and theories are developed.
You have what looks kind of like an unusual missile plume in the background, but it could easily be a cloud, or a jet trail.
When you look at how rockets work, their turning capabilities, the spiral is not a realistic product of a rocket failure.
Being that it looks nothing at all like the result of a rocket failure, why do you insist that it must be a rocket failure?
Do you have any analysis at all that explains how a rocket failure could create this spiral. I have yet to see anyone who claims this is a rocket offer any explanation at all of how a rocket could create what we are seeing in these pictures. Something is clearly going on here beyond the norm.
Originally posted by davesidious
reply to post by poet1b
A lot's changed in 20 years. This is, as you said, a test missile. There is no reason to think what happened is not a vent from one side, due to a leak or anything else.
The missile theory is still the best, most supported theory out there.