reply to post by Monts
The missile was in space
, not in the sky, where there is no wind. The two colours are because of two different types of fuel, both being
illuminated by the sun against a dark sky (in the pictures, if you follow the blue spiral down towards the horizon, it stops being a spiral and starts
to be a plume of white smoke, when in front of the light sky).
Common sense, folks! Just because you
don't think it's something doesn't make it the truth, especially when you're lacking some key pieces
of information on the matter.
There is no missing evidence - Russia admitted to launching a rocket, it even warned shipping before. We then had photos of a white trail streaking
up from the horizon (over the sea), up into space (where the white smokey nature of the trail was replaced by a steady, constant blue, unperturbed by
the wind), where at just the point the Russians said there was a failure (start of stage 3), a white spiral appeared, consistent with two different
types of fuel being burned (the blue from the launch motor, and the white from the failing stage 3 boost motor). Basic physics tells us that a
spinning body, in a vacuum, spewing matter out not directly behind its centre of gravity will cause a perfect spiral. Every. Single. Time. But
that's not enough for some folks. They demand proof of a very simple concept, and yet think that youtube videos and poorly-interpreted descriptions
of scientific experiments is somehow far more evidential. It's sad. I thought we were here to deny ignorance, not sing it Christmas carols.
Apparently, the only way for it to not have been a Russian missile, is if we re-write all of Newtonian physics. This is getting silly.
The simplest explanation is often the case - a Russian missile makes perfect sense. It explains everything
, unless you've already made up
your mind, or are too busy playing Mulder and Scully getting a buzz off playing dress-up investigators finding out esoteric knowledge. Either way
you're embracing ignorance.
Why does every single missile expert, and weather expert, around the world say it was a failed missile? A massive conspiracy? Without evidence? I
know it's fun to think you're actually discovering some hidden truth, but unless you can prove it, you're peeing in the wind.