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Re: NASA Video Captures UFO In Orbit

From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 16:50:46 -0600
Archived: Thu, 04 Oct 2007 12:44:58 -0400
Subject: Re: NASA Video Captures UFO In Orbit

>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 17:41:04 +0100
>Subject: Re: NASA Video Captures UFO In Orbit

>>From: Joachim Koch <lists.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 10:19:00 +0200
>>Subject: NASA Video Captures UFO In Orbit



>>Any comments? Is this one of the famous ice crystals?


>The object is not sharp, but does have rather clear and only
>approximately symmetrical structure, betraying its rotation. The
>rotation is discontinuous, and the path of the object across the
>frame also appears to be a discontinuous and complex curve
>(though a detailed plot of UAP, booster tank and reference frame
>against time would need to be made). Not a ballistic free space
>trajectory then.

>Some "particle" being nudged by manoeuvring jets? But what sort
>of "particle" looks and behaves like this?

>I'd favour a freak internal window reflection of some kind,
>although it's difficult to visualise how, and it doesn't explain
>the odd apparent relationship between the orientation of the UAP
>and the motion of the booster tank.

I also get the impression of a lens flare or reflection, but the
effect is quite remarkable. I am still pondering Martin's
earlier comment that the 'object' and the tank jittering in sync
rules out a flare in the camera optics... for some reason that's
not obvious to me, but my optics knowledge is only cursory.

In any case, if it is a reflection from the shuttle window, then
the 'tracking' of the object orientation with the tank suggests
that it is a reflection of some part of the camera itself, which
is panning along with the tank.

The fact that the object is not in sharp focus should put a
fairly rigorous constraint on its range. I also cannot convince
myself that it is a 'solid' (i.e., fixed geometry) object,
regardless of the lighting and orientation changes. It seems to
'shape-shift' as it rotates. The resolution doesn't allow a firm
conclusion, but I also get the impression that the object is not
contiguous, or else has transparent sections.

I must admit, the first thing I thought of when I saw the video
was the infamous 'drones' from earlier this year.


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