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What....Is This? Some Bizarre NASA Experiment in Space with Particles?

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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 07:47 AM

hope this thread will unlock the mystery..GL OP

..good morning Chanel!!

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:08 AM
I'm a bit confused as to what happened to the equipment in the background. It suddenly disappeared and the background turned into a black field with white dots that look a little like stars. What's up with that?

The glow from the "effect" seems to be bright enough that it would light up that equipment we saw earlier in background, making it visible.

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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:13 AM
Hi some special effects production needing to make an explosion in space as for a movie or videogame?

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 10:03 AM

Originally posted by jaynkeel

Originally posted by Illustronic
Its two merged videos

I don't think its two separate videos at all I think what we are seeing is the ambient room lighting in where ever this took place being dimmed before the actual event took place. What appears to be stars in the background would just be hot pixels watch it over again and you can actually see the light from whatever they are doing make everything around the original structure disappear because of the extreme brightness. Still cool none the less.

I don't buy that the light makes an entire lab disappear, and I don't buy your hot pixel explanation either. I clearly see them merging two videos, it's a hoax. If anything the light would reveal the back wall, only smoke would obscure things, but there's those stars.

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 11:08 AM
It looks to me like it was a satellite with those two equally spaced pieces and a camera a very short distance away. They triggered whatever was supposed to happen, and immediately switched to another camera on a different satellite or possibly the space station. That would be my guess.

But if this really happened, wouldnt this be visible from earth?

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 11:12 AM
reply to post by Illustronic

Yes but the pic you just used for a reference is a hell of a lot bigger explosion than what was in the op video clip. And in the op video it looked like it was zoomed in more on the fireball or whatever it was. I don't disagree with you on the hoax thing as I am sure there was some editing done and perhaps we are seeing an edit fade, but I really doubt it as being stars in the background. Because the brightness of that light seems way to strong to let stars be visible in the background.

Ok I did a couple of screen grabs, in the first one you clearly see the "experiment" does not appear to be room sized at least to me it looks rather small. Or those nuts on the lower right side are massive?

Now in the second one is right before the fade to black see the stars coming out, they look just like hot pixels to me and the room doesn't seem to disappear but looks like the brightness of whatever is taking place is washing out other details in the room.

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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 11:19 AM
looks like a mediocre light show. How are you assuming this is nasa?

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 11:35 AM
I wonder if its -Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer- related

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.--A $2 billion, 7.5-ton physics experiment bound for the International Space Station aboard the last planned shuttle flight in February arrived at the Florida launch site Thursday after a busy summer of work to replace the magnet at the heart of the costly particle detector.

With Nobel laureate Samuel Ting, the lead scientist of the AMS project looking on with shuttle commander Mark Kelly and his crew, an Air Force C-5 transport jet taxied to a stop at the Shuttle Landing Facility after a flight from Geneva where the payload was assembled and tested.

Nobel laureate Samuel Ting discusses the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer with reporters at the Kennedy Space Center.

(Credit: William Harwood)
If all goes well, Kelly and his crewmates will blast off Feb. 26 aboard the shuttle Endeavour to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the International Space Station. Endeavour's flight is the final shuttle mission currently planned, although NASA managers hope to get funding for one final space station resupply mission next June.

"This is our main payload for this mission," Kelly said at the shuttle runway. "It's also, as far as I can tell, the most expensive piece of the space station that will be installed. So it's pretty exciting for us to be part of this crew and part of this mission.

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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 11:49 AM
That's an experiment carried out in the Combustion Integrated Rack, part of the Fluids and Combustion Facility located in the Destiny module. It's designed to, as the name implies, carry out combustion experiments in microgravity. What you're seeing is some fuel source igniting and burning. Even more info can be found here.

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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 11:49 AM
Now I do see (barely) indications of the lab area after the thing gets bright, and before the flash grows.

Why do people think this is in space? Or that it may be the AMS-2? ISn't that a screw to the right, and these devices look to be about the size of an analogue vinyl record playing stylist? Did this thing just create a mini star complete with tiny stars, those just don't look like hot pixels to me.

Oh, OK, posted above.
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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 11:53 AM

Originally posted by Illustronic
Its two merged videos, you start out in what looks like a lab setting, and just before the flash you can see a deep space setting merging in, stars and all, with no context. Neat how the lab setting vanished, must have been a lot of energy released, but now apparently the lab is gone, so I expect no further explanation.

I can still see the labs setting in the background and in the partcial circle in the bottom center it just got bright. those which you consider starz
not sure maybe additional effects from this activity. What kind of fuel if fuel is this?

Very cool experiment to watch SnF
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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 11:58 AM
Here's the actual experiment they were carrying out:

Flame Extinguishment Experiment - 2 (FLEX-2)

Following setup and initialization of the FLEX-2 investigation, the chamber is filled with the appropriate atmosphere, which depending on the test point, varies in pressure from 0.5 atm to 3.0 atm, varies in oxygen concentration from 0.1 to 0.4 mole fraction, and varies in suppressant concentration from 0 to 0.7 mole fraction. A settling time of approximately 2 minutes elapses prior to initiating the test in order to ensure that the temperature and pressure of the chamber gases have stabilized. This settling time is followed by the dispensing of a predetermined amount of fuel (based on the target droplet size) onto the support fiber. When sufficient fuel has been dispensed the dispensing needles are retracted and a dwell period of at least 10 seconds is allowed for the droplet internal fluid motion induced by deployment to subside. This is then be followed by initiating power to the igniter for a selectable amount of time ranging from 1 second to 5 seconds after which the igniter will be retracted from the field of view. If the flow field is to be generated by translating the droplet then droplet motion would commence at the same time that the igniter is retracted. A near real-time download of the color camera video is required in order to verify successful droplet deployment, ignition, and overall progress of the experiment. Pressure and temperature data of the chamber environment is also required in near real time. At least 2 minutes must be allowed after filling chamber to ensure that the chamber gas temperature and pressure has stabilized. For droplet dwell time at least 10 seconds should be allowed to ensure all droplet motion imparted by droplet deployment and needle retraction has subsided. Chamber purity for fuel vapor mole fraction of less than 0.005 in the atmosphere for tests without carbon dioxide and less than 0.02 mole fraction (each species) of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and other products.

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:03 PM
@ 1:21 time there are 2 things @ 3 o clock approx and 10 o clock that seem to interact or feed/fuel it? Still a cool 1 for my ATS eyes

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:19 PM
Why does every unexplained video or item result in "nasa" "conspiracy" "fake!" "special fx!" "lies secret alien tech!" etc etc etc

Why can't people just go "Huh, this is interesting. Let us find out what it is before making a statement."

Oh well.. personally I find this cool. Shows what fuel burns like visually in 0-G...for someone who does multimedia, this is good to see for special FX projects in the future. Oh, by the way, totally not a fake video even if we didn't have an explanation (which we do now)- none of the ques for CG work are present. (Professional Multimedia Specialist here)

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 01:37 PM
0:27 it looks like a mini big bang.

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 01:41 PM
i dont even know what im looking at here

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 01:42 PM
I can imagine it now, 2 ASStronauts, one holds up a lighter, the other farts.

All for science.

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 02:14 PM
reply to post by nataylor

Thanks for the facts.
I wonder if the your efforts will continue to be the more important debate of this being two videos overlapped runs on.

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 02:17 PM
looks like they are trying to artificially create a sun!

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 03:01 PM
reply to post by TrueAmerican

Seems as though the scientist are still exploring the genesis of the universe with water.

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