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WTF Is That Floating Near The ISS?

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posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 09:36 AM
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Ok, guys, here's something that'll probably make you burn scarce midnight oil! Here’s an image of the ISS. Do you notice anything strange here? Like something floating outside the ISS?



No? Ok, now check out this second pic which is the same but has been enlarged and enhanced by adding contrast and brightness. Now do you see it?


Courtesy: mikesingh

So the question is: WTF is it?

An ISS module just floating around? Which one? If it was, then why can't it be seen in the first photograph in normal mode? It's only when the image is enhanced does this object show up. And then, are modules just dumped outside to float free which could be rather dangerous? Are shadows playing tricks or is there more than meets the eye here?

And of course, it's impossible to tell the distance. Could be a few feet to a few miles. Anyway, here's the ISS as seen from the other side. No such module (If it is one) can be seen here....



Or does the ISS have disposable trash cans too? This looks like one, anyway!

But seriously, can the experts out here hazard a guess as to what this object might be? A satellite? But that argument ain’t an option as there needs to be minimum separation between space objects and the ISS. And no free floating junk that size can come so close. Space debris? The usual ‘reflection’ hypothesis?

Or…..an alien space craft?? Damned if I know!




posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 09:40 AM
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Dead satellite perhaps, I would imagine it is some space debris. There is a lot of junk floating around.


There are currently about 750 live satellites and more than 12,000 debris including dead satellites or pieces of dead satellites.
www.industrytap.com...

I suppose it could be something more enigmatic but I believe it to be space junk.

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posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 09:41 AM
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Let me guess, Tardis?

It all looks bodged up to me like photo shop.
otherwise I have no clue.



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 09:41 AM
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Mikesingh? Guy was an ATS legend, one of a handful of members that made me join this website!

Great pic, thanks for sharing


Get. mike. back



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 09:42 AM
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I could make it out in the original, but much clearer in the second (enhanced) version.

No idea what it is, maybe it's the Black Knight? It crops up everywhere, particularly on ATS!!


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posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 09:45 AM
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OrionHunterX
Anyway, here's the ISS as seen from the other side.


Check the dates.
The first image is from 2001, then your comparison is from 2005.

I know thats no answer, but it would help to know what was going on, at the date in question.



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 09:46 AM
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Looks like a Borg shuttle craft to me? Little do they know, most Earthlings have been assimilated already and our Government Borgs did not even need all the high tech gadgets to make their version of the compliant hive mind!



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 09:50 AM
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yes, that does look interesting. What about the plume at the bottom of the iss pict.



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 09:51 AM
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n00bUK
Mikesingh? Guy was an ATS legend, one of a handful of members that made me join this website!

Great pic, thanks for sharing


Get. mike. back


Well said buddy-same here!
He was the daddy of space anomalies,I always wondered why he stopped posting here..
I hope the MIB didn't get him.



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 10:00 AM
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Here are two more images, also from the STS-100 mission.
These must have been taken within a few moments of the one in your opening post.
ALL of them, without exception, look like they've been taken through a window, with reflections.






posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 10:04 AM
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Might that "plume" be the window frame or the earth in the background? I say window frame
Someone said Tardis......good call!



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 10:14 AM
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reply to post by Mufcutcakeyumyum
 


It is a possibility, although, I won't dismiss a rocket plume just yet. The edge of the earth is a better explanation.



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 10:16 AM
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oooh Mikesingh
He was an ATS legend. I totally miss that guy as his threads were the best thing ever.

This is interesting though. Obviously could be space junk of course but who knows. It would be great to see more/better pics.



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 10:18 AM
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Phage should be along shortly to tell us what it is for certain.



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 10:18 AM
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I doubt NASA would just let a pic of an actual UFO near the ISS be released.

The picture was taken through a _ It's a refection, that would explain the plume and the "object".



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 10:19 AM
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Good point, can see it now, especially if you take the third picture and invert it 180 degrees. Suppose the ISS is never too far away from the earth to be included in the same "close up"



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 10:19 AM
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It looks a bit like the resupply craft they use. Basically the same thing since Mir, isn't it? Now that the shuttle is retired, they have to get food and mail somehow, right?

Google Images on ISS Resupply craft



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 10:33 AM
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Double exposure.

Thats it.



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 11:05 AM
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Looks like a water drop on the lens.



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 11:27 AM
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alfa1

Here are two more images, also from the STS-100 mission.
These must have been taken within a few moments of the one in your opening post.
ALL of them, without exception, look like they've been taken through a window, with reflections.






I have to agree it is from the shuttle window and is a reflection.






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