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(Gather)   NASA seems to have been covering up what looked like a UFO from the last shuttle mission. It happened during their live, public feed. They blamed it on lens flare. They weren't saying it was aliens. But it was aliens   (news.gather.com) divider line 187
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2012-04-09 08:40:04 AM  

Alpo 3000: Link (new window)

Looks like a NOSS Satellite.


How convenient, Alpo 3000. IF THAT'S YOUR REAL NAME
 
2012-04-09 08:40:19 AM  

david_gaithersburg: apoptotic: Someone on the crew did ask Houston how close the shuttle was to the trajectory of something (unintelligible) and Houston said they were checking, so they did have something in mind. I wish I could have made out that one word though, because I don't know what they might have thought they were near that they'd describe as foil.

The word you heard was "soyuz". As in Soyuz Space Capsul. Or the Soyuz Rocket. etc, etc


Ah, thanks.
 
2012-04-09 08:40:37 AM  

DubyaHater: My anus feels violated just watching that video.


Remind me not to sit in your desk chair.
 
2012-04-09 08:41:55 AM  
I bet someone from NSA was quickly on the phone with NASA to stop filming their top secret space shiat.
 
2012-04-09 08:43:14 AM  
The site has dog poo all over it but i remember a video clip from NASA which showed something traveling in one direction and then moved to an approximately 170 degree change in direction and speeding up........I cannot remember from what mission it was. Fastest swamp gas ever.....still what was the "official" explanation?
 
2012-04-09 08:44:00 AM  
i75.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-09 08:44:30 AM  

GungFu: Seriously, videos of UFOs in space are in the lamest category of the whole UFO saga.

Boring as fark.

Aliens, ffs, and it's like looking at paint drying. Next!

The last episode of Ancient aliens was the most mental ever. Leonardo Da Vinci = Aliens in his paintings; inventions from alien sources etc. At least that was so bizarre as to make me go 'WhutDaFark?!!'

[www.ufocasebook.com image 240x210]

'Could Leonardo Da Vinci be a messenger for aliens? And the answer is an absolute, 'YES!'


It's a conspiracy.
Everyone on earth is an alien except you.

/and that guy with the funny hair.
/and Bigfoot, he's a local.
/but seriously, wtf is up with that Lando Calrissian hairdo?!
 
2012-04-09 08:47:53 AM  
Your scientists have yet to discover how neural networks create self-consciousness, let alone how the human brain processes two-dimensional retinal images into the three-dimensional phenomenon known as perception. Yet you somehow brazenly declare that seeing is believing!

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-04-09 08:48:50 AM  
Who are you going to believe? NASA or your own lying eyes?
 
2012-04-09 08:48:56 AM  
Dammit! UFO/=ALIENS.
 
2012-04-09 08:50:35 AM  
Tsoukalos thread!
 
2012-04-09 08:52:39 AM  
My God, it's full of stars.
 
2012-04-09 08:53:26 AM  
static.neatoshop.com
 
2012-04-09 08:53:58 AM  

david_gaithersburg: jtown: Am I going to have to be the one to point out that this video is from STS-115 in 2006? It's neither the last shuttle mission nor the last mission for Atlantis.

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Nope, different footage

Link (new window)

STS-114 also had its own set of UFO footage.


So the parts where the video is described as STS-115 are incorrect? And the part where they're talking about the briefing for STS-115? Seems more like a separate event from the same mission.
 
2012-04-09 08:54:03 AM  

Skr: So if aliens did drop in on us and grant us Intergalactic technology, would the human race still be dickbags or would we quickly resolve our differences.


I want to believe there are four lights!


Naw....we'd all just go be dickbags on different planets.
 
2012-04-09 08:54:48 AM  

SweetDickens: The site has dog poo all over it but i remember a video clip from NASA which showed something traveling in one direction and then moved to an approximately 170 degree change in direction and speeding up........I cannot remember from what mission it was. Fastest swamp gas ever.....still what was the "official" explanation?


debris,particulates near the camera lens.
 
2012-04-09 08:55:22 AM  

eas81: [static.neatoshop.com image 600x400]


I was considering getting an "I Want To Believe" poster because it would fit right into a gap over my desk and seem adequately nostalgic.

I think I like the space shuttle version better.
 
2012-04-09 08:56:16 AM  
images.popmatters.com
 
2012-04-09 09:01:33 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: ChaoticLimbs: As far as them forming a triangle, try choosing three points distributed at random that DON'T form a triangle.

Now try this. Take any two points.

They are equidistant from each other.

ANY TWO POINTS AT ALL IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE.


Whoa.

i43.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-09 09:03:05 AM  
That would do it.....Thanks
 
2012-04-09 09:03:39 AM  

BurnShrike: DubyaHater: My anus feels violated just watching that video.

Remind me not to sit in your desk chair.


Every desk chair is supposed to have the armrests positioned vertically and in the center of the seat, right?
 
2012-04-09 09:07:46 AM  

SweetDickens: That would do it.....Thanks


after i hit add comment i remembered the reason it changed direction and sped up was a adjustment by one of the shuttles thrusters being fired briefly..
ok i didnt remember, i GIS'ed it.
 
2012-04-09 09:08:40 AM  
Their interest in this may be as space junk. In-space collisions are not good, especially if their paths are not parallel.

/ "shields up" only in sci-fi
 
2012-04-09 09:09:16 AM  
Gather.com = 99% copypasta

Used to be a decent site for writers, not so much anymore.
 
2012-04-09 09:13:07 AM  
Sounded to me more like they were trying to keep the astronauts from freaking out over a close CPA with an object they weren't expecting to be anywhere near them. Judging from the lights, and the shape of the Soyuz, I'd agree with the astronauts' assessment. Though the motion seemed to be somewhat random, as if it was drifting rather than orbiting intentionally.
 
2012-04-09 09:16:30 AM  

t3knomanser: BurnShrike: It asks anyone watching to distrust their own eyes.

The human senses are remarkably easy to fool. The more we use science to determine what's actually real, the more we realize our own bodies are prone to fooling us in all kinds of ways.

For instance, my body has fooled me in to believing any of you will read this post and take it to heart, while science has proven otherwise.

This. I don't trust my own eyes, and no one should!


I don't trust your eyes either - the one's all shifty and weird, and the other still owes me like 20 bucks...
 
2012-04-09 09:19:09 AM  

Skr: So if aliens did drop in on us and grant us Intergalactic technology, would the human race still be dickbags or would we quickly resolve our differences.


I want to believe there are four lights!


It's turtlesdickbags all the way down!
 
2012-04-09 09:19:12 AM  

Kyoowashugi: Sounded to me more like they were trying to keep the astronauts from freaking out over a close CPA with an object they weren't expecting to be anywhere near them.


Am I the only one finding the irony that NASA was trying to tell astronauts "Don't Panic!"
 
2012-04-09 09:25:05 AM  
thetruthcon.com

"I find your ideas interesting, subby"
 
2012-04-09 09:27:14 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: ChaoticLimbs: As far as them forming a triangle, try choosing three points distributed at random that DON'T form a triangle.

Now try this. Take any two points.

They are equidistant from each other.

ANY TWO POINTS AT ALL IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE.


Not true. distance is relative with speed. if object a is travelling close to the speed of light and object b is stationary, object a will have a shorter distance to travel to reach object b than object b would have to travel if it were to reach object a. relativity. look it up
 
2012-04-09 09:29:04 AM  
There are aliens out there somewhere. Have they visited this planet? Maybe. Would they stick around? Would you?
 
2012-04-09 09:29:16 AM  

cgrothrock: AverageAmericanGuy: ChaoticLimbs: As far as them forming a triangle, try choosing three points distributed at random that DON'T form a triangle.

Now try this. Take any two points.

They are equidistant from each other.

ANY TWO POINTS AT ALL IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE.

Not true. distance is relative with speed. if object a is travelling close to the speed of light and object b is stationary, object a will have a shorter distance to travel to reach object b than object b would have to travel if it were to reach object a. relativity. look it up


So that's why women complain that I'm too small and too fast?
 
2012-04-09 09:29:56 AM  
I just don't get it. Why would aliens be so damn interested in us. After observing for a week they would think "Wow, this planet is farked. Lets go find a more intelligent species!" and fly off into the sunset.
 
2012-04-09 09:31:41 AM  

I May Be Crazy But...: cgrothrock: AverageAmericanGuy: ChaoticLimbs: As far as them forming a triangle, try choosing three points distributed at random that DON'T form a triangle.

Now try this. Take any two points.

They are equidistant from each other.

ANY TWO POINTS AT ALL IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE.

Not true. distance is relative with speed. if object a is travelling close to the speed of light and object b is stationary, object a will have a shorter distance to travel to reach object b than object b would have to travel if it were to reach object a. relativity. look it up

So that's why women complain that I'm too small and too fast?


Those aren't points. Those are objects.

SCIENCE!
 
2012-04-09 09:33:37 AM  
Chinese lanterns. Manned Chinese lanterns.
 
2012-04-09 09:35:05 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: Petit_Merdeux: They act independently, yet always maintain equidistant juxtaposition from each other.

wat

[i.imgur.com image 157x88]


I'll try and translate: Even though each "light" can move independently, they can also move in unison very precisely.

Female voiceover: "Nothing to see here, move on."
 
2012-04-09 09:35:48 AM  
I watched the Fact or Faked episode about 3 lights that form a triangle this weekend. THIS IS ALL MY FAULT or THE UNIVERSE WANTS ME TO KNOW ITS TRUE.
 
2012-04-09 09:36:58 AM  

BurnShrike: It asks anyone watching to distrust their own eyes.

The human senses are remarkably easy to fool. The more we use science to determine what's actually real, the more we realize our own bodies are prone to fooling us in all kinds of ways.

For instance, my body has fooled me in to believing any of you will read this post and take it to heart, while science has proven otherwise.


Loads of this.

The other night I saw a beautiful display of a couple of objects in the sky strobing the primary colors very brightly in a fairly consistent pattern. I watched it both with the naked eye and binoculars for a good 30 minutes before the object were obscured by clouds.

One Google search later turned up the answer: the cirrus clouds in the sky contained ice that was acting as a prism, so as starlight passed through the atmosphere and was disrupted, the strobe effect occurred. Just as predicted, the following two nights I was able to see the effect (near the horizon, as predicted), and then once the cirrus clouds were gone, the stars shone normally.

It was very beautiful, and very odd, but completely explainable and predictable.

I'd link the actual place I got the info, but I can't recreate the search at work. everywhere I get today is some ZOMGUFOS!!! crap.
 
2012-04-09 09:40:41 AM  

cgrothrock: Not true. distance is relative with speed. if object a is travelling close to the speed of light and object b is stationary, object a will have a shorter distance to travel to reach object b than object b would have to travel if it were to reach object a. relativity. look it up


Half credit. Speed itself is relative. I only know I'm traveling at some speed because I can measure other objects moving relative to me- objects I deem as stationary. I can flip it around, and assume that I'm stationary and the universe is moving around me, which is usually how we tend to handle things with relativity.

So, if observer A is standing on a planet, and observer B is on a rocket ship approaching that planet at a significant fraction of c, then from A's perspective, he's holding still and B is coming right for him, and from B's perspective, he's holding still and A's coming right for him. Regardless, each of them would get the same amount for the distance between them, since their relative velocities have the same absolute value of magnitude.

Now, a third observer would get a completely different measurement.
 
2012-04-09 09:43:18 AM  
Was it a UFO? Yes.
Was it aliens? Doubtful. Mexico is not currently space-faring.
 
2012-04-09 09:44:14 AM  

t3knomanser: cgrothrock: Not true. distance is relative with speed. if object a is travelling close to the speed of light and object b is stationary, object a will have a shorter distance to travel to reach object b than object b would have to travel if it were to reach object a. relativity. look it up

Half credit. Speed itself is relative. I only know I'm traveling at some speed because I can measure other objects moving relative to me- objects I deem as stationary. I can flip it around, and assume that I'm stationary and the universe is moving around me, which is usually how we tend to handle things with relativity.

So, if observer A is standing on a planet, and observer B is on a rocket ship approaching that planet at a significant fraction of c, then from A's perspective, he's holding still and B is coming right for him, and from B's perspective, he's holding still and A's coming right for him. Regardless, each of them would get the same amount for the distance between them, since their relative velocities have the same absolute value of magnitude.

Now, a third observer would get a completely different measurement.


That's because he'd consider space as the thing that's moving.

/lens flare
 
2012-04-09 09:44:35 AM  

hailin: I just don't get it. Why would aliens be so damn interested in us. After observing for a week they would think "Wow, this planet is farked. Lets go find a more intelligent species!" and fly off into the sunset.


"Thinking meat?!"
 
2012-04-09 09:52:13 AM  

GungFu: The last episode of Ancient aliens was the most mental ever. Leonardo Da Vinci = Aliens in his paintings; inventions from alien sources etc. At least that was so bizarre as to make me go 'WhutDaFark?!!'

www.ufocasebook.com

'Could Leonardo Da Vinci be a messenger for aliens? And the answer is an absolute, 'YES!'


The last episode of Ancient Aliens I watched was the "Ancient Aliens and Bigfoot" episode. My wife and I watched it together in bed and gave it the MST3K treatment. We laughed our assess off until we cried for a solid hour. Ancient Aliens is funnier than the funniest comedies on TV.
 
2012-04-09 09:53:29 AM  
i262.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-09 09:56:36 AM  
Spy satellites...
 
2012-04-09 09:57:02 AM  

jtown: Am I going to have to be the one to point out that this video is from STS-115 in 2006? It's neither the last shuttle mission nor the last mission for Atlantis.


It just adds to the whole stupidity of the article.
 
2012-04-09 09:57:10 AM  
Watch the video and listen.
One of the astronauts said it was foil with a grounding strap attached.

/Move on, nothing to see here.
 
2012-04-09 09:59:14 AM  

MindStalker: some_beer_drinker: [cdn.screenrant.com image 570x287]

lens flare?

I don't see the problem, that movie accurately showed the dangers not having enough radiation shielding causing random particles to excite the eye which causes astronauts to see spots.


Um, I may not understand how that works but wouldn't that mean that only they would see them and it not be recorded for all of us to watch if it were only them "seeing spots?"
 
2012-04-09 10:00:09 AM  
If they were caught on a Ghost Hunters camera, they'd be ghosts.
 
2012-04-09 10:00:19 AM  
Pieces of foil!
 
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