posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 10:35 AM
Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
reply to post by gift0fpr0phecy
I knew that's how skeptics would interpret it as soon as he said it. He left it very open ended. As always.
The man at the end of the video was talking about space junk. They spot space junk all the time, and some of it is so small they never really figure
out what it is, or exactly where it came from. Stuff falls off the shuttle all the time...
EDIT: I think it would really help if they were clearer about it. If they actually did think it was just space junk then why would they out-right
claim they don't really have a clue what the objects could be. They could just say "oh it's likely just space junk reflecting from the
Within the context of the issue, it is clear. You can hear in the beginning of the video that the woman is talking about the heat shield, and how
they performed a survey of the ship's exterior after detecting these objects underneath the shuttle following an equipment test. At the point where
the video picks up in the press briefing, it's already assumed that the objects are debris associated with the shuttle, and the guy is explaining
things as though that's already clear - his point is that the debris isn't evidence that the heat shield has been compromised. Since that's what
they're concerned about and they've ruled it out, the objects can be dismissed as debris and the spokesman assures us that this is a common
occurrence. Since these guys see this sort of stuff all the time, it doesn't occur to them to say, "We ruled out heat shield damage, we don't know
exactly what we're looking at, but, just to be clear, it's not aliens.
." That last part is just taken for granted under the
the matter is that hypothesis wont hold up to serious scrutiny, because I can tell you now for those objects to glow so brightly from such a distance
they would have to be of moderate size, and they would pose a hazard if they were in a close orbit of the Earth i.e. the objects would be listed and
recorded and NASA would know what they are.
You're grasping at straws here. "Glow so brightly from such a distance?" Why do you think they're far away or glowing or especially bright?
They make no mention of the location of the objects except to say that they're underneath the shuttle, which doesn't suggest they're far away.
Because you don't know how far away they are, you can make no claims at all about the size of the objects based on the video. However, if they were
big enough to be a threat to the earth, don't you think they would have mentioned that
in the video?
Based on what we heard in the video, we can be certain NASA didn't have a record of them. The narrator tells us the objects were detected initially
underneath the shuttle after it moved, suggesting that they probably came from the shuttle. Additionally, they're moving very nearly the same speed
as the shuttle and in nearly the same direction (if they weren't, they would whiz across the screen and out of sight very quickly), further
indicating that they are likely in some way associated with the shuttle or the launch.
There are thousands of pieces of debris in orbit, and no one cares to identify much of it because it doesn't matter what it is. There's a lot of
extremely interesting material for UFOlogists to work with, but the junk that floating around the shuttle isn't part of it.