posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 12:31 PM
Another condition that seems critical to the creation of the 'shuttle UFO videos' that have beguiled you is impossible to reproduce from earth, so I
guess you don't understand that, either -- even though it is explained in some detail in my "99 FAQs" that you found so useless.
It's the 'sunrise shadow' effect. The shuttle orbits Earth, rises out of Earth's shadow and becomes bathed in sunlight. But it's also casting its
OWN shadow into the vacuum of space.
Since for the first few minutes out of Earth's shadow, it's still over the dark part of Earth, no other light but sunlight is around it. Objects
within its shadow are not illuminated and are invisible to observers.
At sunrise, nearby drifting dandruff becomes visible. Stuff inside the shadow zone doesn't, until it drifts past the edge of the shadow and suddently
'pops up' in the camera's field of view.
The cameras are often pointed backwards, into the dark side of Earth, to opportunisitically observe lightning. It was called the MLE, or Mesoscale
Lightning Experiment. Principal investigator was 'Skeet' Vaughan of the NASA Marshall Space Center. He's retired now but he's easily contacted if
you want to ask him any questions directly.
So the camera was 'stopped' way up -- in mechanical terms, its sensitivity was maxed out -- to see dim stuff. At sunrise, nearby stuff became sunlit
and also showed up, until brightness from the sunlit earth surface soon swamped the camera optics and the automatic gain control ratcheted down the
sensitivity. That's when most of the 'UFOs' also fade and disappear.
The most famous 'shuttle UFO' videos are from this narrow time interval on different flights.
Those promoting -- or clinging to -- a UFO interpretation of these videos don't want to know this, or have to explain it. They hope other people
don't know it either. Why are you letting them deceive you with covering up this important aspect of the videos?