posted on Jun, 14 2004 @ 01:18 PM
Do you have any more links to stories on this?
I''d expect the smoke/debris to linger a bit in the air before it dispersed. Smoke from an exploding asteroid would behave in a similar way to
contrails in that respect, but this is SOOOO not a reflection from a contrail!!
why would a contrail just stop like that? where's the plane? Look at the thickness of the trail, it's way too big, or too close, and contrails
don't form at that low altitude..
you can actually see some of the sun's reflection in the upper part of the trail, where it is above cloud level. that's what the sun's reflections
look like. They don't produce fireball effects like that.
a) a meteor, or some other falling space junk/old satellite or something or,
b) a digital fake.
If it's a fake, it's a very VERY good one by a talented artist. Given the back-story though from the BBC I'm more inclined to believe it's real,
and therefore (a) above.
I can't believe NASA would come out and say it's a contrail, but.. it seems they have. weird!!