posted on May, 15 2011 @ 10:05 PM
Okay ATS geeks, I need your help. Last night, around 11:30 pm, while watching the ISS live feed, something came into view I've never seen before.
Whatever this thing is it looks to be on the ground (at least I think) and has a very distinct shape and color. At first I thought it might be
artifacts but quickly dismissed that. There was no pixelation, the picture wasn't breaking up, just this 'object' panning smoothly from bottom left to
the top middle of my screen. Realizing I only had seconds I immediately took 3 caps, then checked ISS Tracker to determine it's location. As best as I
could tell it was either orbiting Mongolia, the southern part of Russia bordering Mongolia, or Kazakhstan (due to the feed's delay).
I make no claims as to what this is. I thought possibly a reservoir but don't know. Color is wrong, IMO. Plus the ISS was orbiting at 218 miles, which
would make this thing HUGE.
Just a note: I use VLC to view the feed. That way I can rotate the window 180 degrees (so I can look down on the earth instead of up - just makes more
sense, IMO) and also adjust the window's size allowing greater definition (hence their size).
So ATS, what is this? I've been wracking my brain but honestly, I have no frickin' idea.
I'll check back on this thread tomorrow, but right now it's time for bed.
EDIT: Bummer, scroll bars are missing from the bottom so you can't scroll to the right, especially for the third pic. Don't know how to fix it as this
point I'm afraid.
edit on 15-5-2011 by mysticcuisinart because: (no reason given)