posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 03:20 PM
Originally posted by Crakeur
Originally posted by apecar
Plane-copter ruled out by the fact that we're looking at a time lapse video. The looping object has looped very, very slowly.
yup. If you read the article, the object is creeping along the sky.
There are two loops in the starry sky and then in the blurred motion of the stars there is a third.
It's a stunning video and the anomoly makes it all the more cool
It's not really "creeping along" as much as the story claims it is. I see it making two passes between 1:31 and 1:33. That's two broad circles in
the sky in (at the most) 2 seconds of this time-lapse video...and it could even be LESS THAN 2 seconds of video.
Even IF the time scale of this video is 10 minutes per second (which doesn't seem right, considering the speed of star movement -- but I can't verify
that either way), I think a helicopter or slow-moving plane could have made two sweeping circles in less than 20 minutes, maybe less than 15. That is
slow, but not really unbelievably slow. Again, that's assuming the rate of 10 real minutes per 1 second of video is really what the speed of the time
lapse is (we only have the word of the article's author on that).
Plus the fact that you can easily see a continuous green light and a continuous red light, which could be the left and right navigation lights, and
the white blinking collision avoidance light...this tells me it has the lighting configuration of an aircraft.
The bottom line is:
The steady green and red lights, and the blinking white light alone make this look like an aircraft. If the time really is what is said in article
(which I can't verify either way), then 15 or 20 minutes for a slow moving aircraft to take two wide circles around the sky still seems possible.
edit on 1/21/2013 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)