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Originally posted by prosonic
reply to post by backinblack
Well, I'm not so sure about that, Anyhow it does not matter since it was a plane and we are all happy about that are we not?
China flexed its military muscle Monday evening in the skies west of Los Angeles when a Chinese Navy Jin class ballistic missile nuclear submarine, deployed secretly from its underground home base on the south coast of Hainan island, launched an intercontinental ballistic missile from international waters off the southern California coast. WMR’s intelligence sources in Asia, including Japan, say the belief by the military commands in Asia and the intelligence services is that the Chinese decided to demonstrate to the United States its capabilities on the eve of the G-20 Summit in Seoul and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Tokyo.
"It’s a solid propellant missile," he told the Times. "You can tell from the efflux [smoke]." If Richardson is right, and his resume leads one to believe that he may be, several questions arise, all of them troubling. The first is, who is responsible? An obvious, and likely answer is China.
Im bookmarking the flightwise site now.
Phage near instantly pointed out those were aircraft lights, as did many others...
So even the world's "experts" are not sure...
08:15PM 32.77 -121.14 75° East 506 582 38,900
08:16PM 32.81 -120.97 73° East 506 582 38,900
08:32PM 33.35 -118.28 98° East 542 624 29,000
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by drphilxr
I've never commented on the flashes.
Navigation lights do not flash, they are constant. I think the color effect is from the camera itself, chromatic aberration of reflected light from the plane.
I've never seen an example of a rocket engine flickering or changing colors though.
edit on 11/13/2010 by Phage because: (no reason given)