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2013-03-30 05:27:40 AM
Reflection in the glass.  Now go practice making your tinfoil hats.
 
2013-03-30 05:30:39 AM
Is there glass in space? he asks as he unrolls his Reynolds Wrap...
 
2013-03-30 05:58:36 AM

Revek: Reflection in the glass.  Now go practice making your tinfoil hats.


I dunno, it looks like a huge atmospheric event that ends with a burst of energy
 
2013-03-30 06:32:24 AM
gorgview.com


A lightning storm in space? Or just a lens flare?
 
2013-03-30 07:38:54 AM
That big thing pops up every morning and sits there all day seems to be burning, sun.
 
2013-03-30 07:58:06 AM
I'm sure a bug just hit the windshield.
 
2013-03-30 08:21:03 AM
Could be a sprite.  Either definition, lightning or computer graphics.
 
2013-03-30 09:39:44 AM
I have no idea but I simply can't wait to be probed by it.
 
2013-03-30 10:18:28 AM
Streeeeeet lights in spaaaaaaaace!
 
2013-03-30 10:33:11 AM
Un cloaking?  Someone's been watching too much Star Trek.
 
2013-03-30 10:37:32 AM
Meh... probably just attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion
 
2013-03-30 11:33:27 AM
But there's no air in space.
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
...but there's an air in space museum!
 
2013-03-30 11:42:20 AM
JUST MY SOUL!
 
2013-03-30 11:57:15 AM
Those are called "stars". They provide heat and light to planets with life.
 
2013-03-30 11:57:54 AM
In a word... "No."
 
2013-03-30 11:59:01 AM
Nope. Just in my pants.
 
2013-03-30 11:59:29 AM
Oh, headline is only tangential to story.

I don't know what that is, but it sure as hell looks a lot like ZOOMED IN PIXELS.
 
2013-03-30 12:01:49 PM
It's David Bowie. He's red hot, man.
 
2013-03-30 12:01:54 PM

brap: I have no idea but I simply can't wait to be probed by it.


until it turns out it is Oprah?
 
2013-03-30 12:02:27 PM
Looks like the angry fist of God.
 
2013-03-30 12:02:47 PM
I wonder if there's beer on the sun.
 
2013-03-30 12:04:42 PM
If one possesses "cloaking" technology, why would one ever choose to "de-cloak"?

I guess I can't pretend to understand extraterrestrial logic.
 
2013-03-30 12:06:49 PM
Well, it's about time. Maybe they didn't get the message we avoided WWIII


blog.nola.com
 
2013-03-30 12:06:59 PM
 
2013-03-30 12:08:18 PM
There are certainly doubts, or at least there were doubts until they inserted a dramatic soundtrack.  Definitely extraterrestrial life.
 
2013-03-30 12:09:20 PM

mat catastrophe:  it sure as hell looks a lot like ZOOMED IN PIXELS.


Enhance...types on keyboard...enhance....

/in before the featured partner
 
2013-03-30 12:09:24 PM
Oh FFS. There's so much junk floating around up there that it could eventually prevent us from leaving our farked up planet.
 
2013-03-30 12:09:59 PM
Solid body and multple legs?

Space Spiders.
 
Ehh
2013-03-30 12:10:23 PM

CaptSacto: Meh... probably just attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion


*Shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-03-30 12:12:24 PM

ktybear: Revek: Reflection in the glass.  Now go practice making your tinfoil hats.

I dunno, it looks like a huge atmospheric event that ends with a burst of energy


Taco night?
 
2013-03-30 12:12:40 PM
warning! warning! danger! danger!
i2.listal.com
 
2013-03-30 12:14:03 PM

ransack.: If one possesses "cloaking" technology, why would one ever choose to "de-cloak"?

I guess I can't pretend to understand extraterrestrial logic.


Because the cloaking device uses an extraordinary amount of energy, rendering propulsion and weapons mostly useless?
 
2013-03-30 12:14:07 PM

rkiller1: Looks like the angry fist of God.


Where's the babe it'shiatting?
 
2013-03-30 12:14:44 PM
The space station has just traveled back to March 1969 to observe Apollo 9, jeez it is not Rocket Surgery people.
 
2013-03-30 12:15:20 PM
The Flying Spaghetti Monster watches over us all.
 
2013-03-30 12:16:30 PM
Why is it zooming in and out and all over the place?  I would assume a camera on the ISS is stationary.  This is either shopped or lightning.
 
2013-03-30 12:16:38 PM
i560.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-30 12:16:46 PM
Burn, Galactica, burn!
 
2013-03-30 12:18:30 PM

BarkingUnicorn: rkiller1: Looks like the angry fist of God.

Where's the babe it'shiatting?


www.bluespringsgov.com
 
2013-03-30 12:18:47 PM
Maybe they just need to change the battery in the smoke detector....
 
2013-03-30 12:20:21 PM
 
2013-03-30 12:20:39 PM
I've been wondering what it was too. I watch that video feed a lot. I just figured it was a reflection of the solar panels or something. Not to mention the camera is pretty blurry to begin with. Lots of things hanging off the station.

tl;dr: it's obviously aliens
 
2013-03-30 12:22:55 PM

BarkingUnicorn: rkiller1: Looks like the angry fist of God.

Where's the babe it'shiatting?


*snicker*
 
2013-03-30 12:25:30 PM
Yeah, sorry about that. I had Taco Bell for lunch.
 
2013-03-30 12:31:14 PM

ransack.: If one possesses "cloaking" technology, why would one ever choose to "de-cloak"?

I guess I can't pretend to understand extraterrestrial logic.


Because you can't fire or use the transporters while cloaked, duh.
 
2013-03-30 12:35:18 PM
They are correct - it is a UFO.  An unidentified flying object.  Because it's a flying object, and we can't identify it.

But extraterrestrial?  Not likely.  Unexplained != aliens did it.
 
2013-03-30 12:35:57 PM

basemetal: Un cloaking?  Someone's been watching too much Star Trek.


No, not enough. It's decloaking. You cloak and then decloak.

BigLuca: BarkingUnicorn: rkiller1: Looks like the angry fist of God.

Where's the babe it'shiatting?

[www.bluespringsgov.com image 336x434]



24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-30 12:38:37 PM
Is something burning in space?
 I dunno but I think you should spend the rest of your life obsessing over it.Take your video to bigfoot and 'free energy' conventions ect. The truth IS out there...but you have to give up any hope for a productive life to find it. Klaatu Barata....nickle? eh , close enough
 
2013-03-30 12:39:34 PM
A street light!
 
2013-03-30 12:39:44 PM
Given the still from the article it looks like someone leaned in too close to the window and left a nose smudge.

I'm viewing it on my phone though, so i'm unable to do the advanced photometric analysis that invariably comes to the least likely conclusion.
 
2013-03-30 12:45:13 PM

ransack.: If one possesses "cloaking" technology, why would one ever choose to "de-cloak"?

I guess I can't pretend to understand extraterrestrial logic.


Maybe you have to de-cloak to take a dump. Otherwise the dump would be cloaked and that's not a good thing...to have cloaked poop floating, nilly-willy, through space. Especially if it's at a crowded space-time.
 
2013-03-30 12:47:49 PM
BolloxReader:
Where's the babe it'shiatting?

[24.media.tumblr.com image 450x675]


babe
/bāb/Noun
A baby.
An innocent or helpless person.

Synonyms
baby - infant - child - kid

Honestly though, it's surprisingly hard to find a picture of: 1. a girl covered in mud, 2. of age, 3. sfw.  I spent almost 30 secs looking and that was the best I could come up with.
 
2013-03-30 12:48:54 PM

oukewldave: Why is it zooming in and out and all over the place?  I would assume a camera on the ISS is stationary.  This is either shopped or lightning.


I think whoever put together the video was magnifying the source video.
 
2013-03-30 12:50:35 PM

TomRose: Is there glass in space? he asks as he unrolls his Reynolds Wrap...


UFO Decloaks Near the ISS (Video) by Tom Rose

... This'll be your next story, no?
 
2013-03-30 12:51:23 PM
Ooohh. And it's prolly just a reflection from a nearby satellite's solar panels.

Nearby = 1013 Kms

...or a cloaked turd
 
2013-03-30 12:52:59 PM
It's an old Buzz Aldrin chili fart.
 
2013-03-30 12:53:10 PM
Where the hell is aliens guy?
 
2013-03-30 12:56:47 PM
It's an aurora. Charged particles hitting the upper atmosphere. Or, more likely, a reflection on the lens.
 
2013-03-30 12:58:53 PM
It's a faaaaake!!

Don't you understand?! It's real!!

/... ly probably reflection of glass.
 
2013-03-30 01:03:13 PM

Raptop: mat catastrophe:  it sure as hell looks a lot like ZOOMED IN PIXELS.

Enhance...types on keyboard...enhance....

/in before the featured partner


"It's security cam footage from a webcam at the gas station down the block. Let me see if I can enhance the license plate...."
 
2013-03-30 01:04:38 PM

Mikeyworld: ransack.: If one possesses "cloaking" technology, why would one ever choose to "de-cloak"?

I guess I can't pretend to understand extraterrestrial logic.

Maybe you have to de-cloak to take a dump. Otherwise the dump would be cloaked and that's not a good thing...to have cloaked poop floating, nilly-willy, through space. Especially if it's at a crowded space-time.


I really like the phrase "cloaked poop" and I have a mental image of a sign next to the astro-toilet "PLEASE DE-CLOAK YOUR DUMPS"

Thank you for that
 
2013-03-30 01:08:28 PM

Mikeyworld: ransack.: If one possesses "cloaking" technology, why would one ever choose to "de-cloak"?

I guess I can't pretend to understand extraterrestrial logic.

Maybe you have to de-cloak to take a dump. Otherwise the dump would be cloaked and that's not a good thing...to have cloaked poop floating, nilly-willy, through space. Especially if it's at a crowded space-time.


Also it made me chuckle because I thought about an 80,000ft poop-dump from an SR-71 where your dump instantly freezes solid and causes a Mach2 sonic poop-boom before it melts and splatters some Russian peasants
 
2013-03-30 01:10:04 PM

Revek: Reflection in the glass.


Answered in one.

TomRose: Is there glass in space?


OMG no.  I just realized that we can't explain how anyone is taking videos through the solid, windowless walls of the space station.
 
2013-03-30 01:10:07 PM

BigLuca: BolloxReader:
Where's the babe it'shiatting?

[24.media.tumblr.com image 450x675]

babe
/bāb/Noun
A baby.
An innocent or helpless person.

Synonyms
baby - infant - child - kid

Honestly though, it's surprisingly hard to find a picture of: 1. a girl covered in mud, 2. of age, 3. sfw.  I spent almost 30 secs looking and that was the best I could come up with.


I WAS THERE. THAT ISN'T MUD. ALL THREE OF YOUR ASSUMPTIONS ARE DISTURBINGLY AND HORRIFICALLY INCORRECT.
 
2013-03-30 01:12:43 PM
Is it snowing in space?
 
2013-03-30 01:19:04 PM

basemetal: Un cloaking?  Someone's been watching too much Star Trek.


Well, actual scientists on earth have managed to make an invisibility cloak for small objects that don't move... so it's not that far off.  Of course, we don't have any farking space ships, so I don't know the cloak would be for.
 
2013-03-30 01:24:15 PM

Kahabut: Well, actual scientists on earth have managed to make an invisibility cloak for small objects that don't move... so it's not that far off.  Of course, we don't have any farking space ships, so I don't know the cloak would be for.


Sneaking into Hogsmeade, duh.
 
2013-03-30 01:29:48 PM

brap: I have no idea but I simply can't wait to be probed by it.


Tom Wopat is available anytime you want a fisting.
 
2013-03-30 01:34:08 PM

brap: I have no idea but I simply can't wait to be probed by it.


You are clearly the one in nine.
 
2013-03-30 01:39:59 PM
media.tumblr.com

www.thehobbithole.co.uk

/knows what it is
 
2013-03-30 01:40:34 PM
Personally, I think a "sprite" would fit the bill... They've been mentioned a few times upthread, amazing phenomenon that we've observed often, and they look like that.

As do about a zillion other phenomenon.

This is what truly astonishes me...

Given all the possibilities, all the different ways a nebulous, grey pattern might show up in a photograph...

Aliens decloaking? REALLY?

Sure, that's certainly the most *interesting* interpretation, but there's some pretty amazing ones closer to home that fit a lot better and don't require quite so many assumptions. It's the jump from "I see a smudge, therefore aliens with cloaking phenomenon" that blows my mind.
 
2013-03-30 01:40:48 PM
It's ice crystals from the ISS space toilet.
 
2013-03-30 01:45:37 PM
Oh look, an upper atmosphere electrical discharge.

Yawn
 
2013-03-30 01:47:53 PM
It's an aurora people.
 
2013-03-30 02:04:47 PM
"All right, there was no alien. The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus."

Amazed no one else figured this out.
 
2013-03-30 02:14:20 PM

maxheck: Constellation Urion?


What the fark. Does that cloud float inwards or outwards... I don't want a shower.
 
2013-03-30 02:18:45 PM

Rufus Lee King: [thepiratebay.ee image 220x300]


Bode fan? Scooter stinger in heat never fark a dead hat.
 
2013-03-30 02:18:49 PM
Well, yeah, a lot of things are burning in space. We call them stars.
 
2013-03-30 02:20:10 PM
Whatever it is, it's perfectly matched the to the velocity of whatever that camera is mounted on.

That makes me think that it's a abberation with the lens. I don't know where that camera is mounted, but if it is inside the IIS, shooting through a port of some kind, I'd guess it's a reflection of something that catches a glint of light.
 
2013-03-30 02:21:51 PM
Why was this even greenlit?
it's not a massive object coicidentally out of focus but a speck too close to the camera.
 
2013-03-30 02:25:40 PM
I was skeptical at first, but the music convinced me.
 
2013-03-30 02:26:05 PM
i27.photobucket.com

Be prepared to kneel....
 
2013-03-30 02:35:26 PM
It's a yellow circle.

// But that's not important right now.
 
2013-03-30 02:40:17 PM
 
2013-03-30 02:51:03 PM
Clearly it was a leprechaun

www.cryptomundo.com
 
2013-03-30 03:01:08 PM
I think this proves that wearing your tinfoil hat outdoors can cause the sun to cook your brain.
 
2013-03-30 03:26:29 PM
It's the TARDIS
 
2013-03-30 03:28:57 PM
i126.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-30 03:40:52 PM
paulleah

It's an aurora people.

OH NOES!

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-30 03:53:22 PM
One would thing the ISS would have a camera capable of taking a picture clearer than what you get on a $20 cell phone.
 
2013-03-30 04:16:38 PM
CSB:
I transcontinental flight one night that had to go around some thunderstorms, the turbulence had made some of the infrequent fliers rather skittish.  After things had mostly cleared a lady on the other side of the aisle two rows ahead of me started freaking out because she swore she could see a UFO flying next to the plane.  Her husband and the guy opposite her thought they might be able to see something, but we're sure, and she hammered at the call button until a flight attendant came over.  When the lady bent down to look out the window, naturally, the UFO vanished, but then re-appeared just as the flight attendant walked away.  After the second time the UFO disappeared, the flight attendant asked the crazy lady to keep her eyes on it and tell her if it disappeared.  She then casually turns off a reading lamp on the row ahead of me.  The crazy lady confirmed that the UFO had indeed disappeared again, and then re-appeared the moment the reading lamp was turned back on.  Our lovely flight attendant asked the lady's husband if he understood what was going on, and then asked him to explain it to the crazy one.
Not quite epic, but funny.
Probably HTBT.
 
2013-03-30 04:17:58 PM
The Sun was is there.
 
2013-03-30 04:29:51 PM
Yes, something is burning in space.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-30 05:14:45 PM
SHIIIIIIIAAAAAAT IN SPAAAAAAACE!
 
2013-03-30 05:36:07 PM
Really, guys?  REALLY? No one has mentioned it could be an Imperial Probe Droid yet?  Shame on you. Shame on you all.

s3.postimg.org
 
2013-03-30 06:07:25 PM
You're all all wet. That this happened during Easter weekend is clearly the most important part.
 
2013-03-30 06:57:52 PM

mat catastrophe: Those are called "stars". They provide heat and light to planets with life.


Does a star burn when no one's watching?
 
2013-03-30 07:14:49 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: mat catastrophe: Those are called "stars". They provide heat and light to planets with life.

Does a star burn when no one's watching?


Yes.
 
2013-03-30 07:29:52 PM
Ugh, someone sneezed on the glass again.
 
2013-03-30 07:55:07 PM
H.A.A.R.P.
 
2013-03-30 08:12:25 PM
Glass + reflection = aliens are here to plumb our asses.

Oh noes! Quick! Insert protective butt plugs all 'round!
 
2013-03-30 09:03:32 PM
Taking the majority of these comments into account, Fark must be the last bastion for the ignorant and uneducated who believe themselves to be alone in the galaxy.
 
2013-03-30 09:27:19 PM
We are most likely alone in this universe, or the distances are to great for real interaction of alien species.  It is most likely our future selves toying with time, or parallel  universe interplay.
 
2013-03-30 09:27:56 PM

Proximuscentauri: Taking the majority of these comments into account, Fark must be the last bastion for the ignorant and uneducated who believe themselves to be alone in the galaxy.


OK. Please describe the process or technology that your space friends use to come here. Unless you have blueprints, all you have is a religion. Look, I believe that life must be common in the universe, since I believe that the same physical and chemical laws apply to all. But that also means we can't go there, they can't get here. End of story.
 
2013-03-30 09:49:59 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Proximuscentauri: Taking the majority of these comments into account, Fark must be the last bastion for the ignorant and uneducated who believe themselves to be alone in the galaxy.

OK. Please describe the process or technology that your space friends use to come here. Unless you have blueprints, all your have is a religion. Look, I believe that life must be common in the universe, since I believe that the same physical and chemical laws apply to all. But that also means we can't go there, they can't get here. End of story.


Our brains are too puny.
 
2013-03-30 10:14:07 PM
spacebison.com
 
2013-03-30 10:23:30 PM
that's my soul up there
 
2013-03-30 10:27:04 PM
anthonix

whoah.
 
2013-03-30 10:31:33 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compression_artifact + reflection in glass = you'll shiat bricks
 
2013-03-30 11:58:42 PM
Proximuscentauri:

Taking the majority of these comments into account, Fark must be the last bastion for the ignorant and uneducated who believe themselves to be alone in the galaxy.

Ok... I'm open to explanation....
 
2013-03-30 11:58:56 PM

Deep Contact: Quantum Apostrophe: Proximuscentauri: Taking the majority of these comments into account, Fark must be the last bastion for the ignorant and uneducated who believe themselves to be alone in the galaxy.

OK. Please describe the process or technology that your space friends use to come here. Unless you have blueprints, all your have is a religion. Look, I believe that life must be common in the universe, since I believe that the same physical and chemical laws apply to all. But that also means we can't go there, they can't get here. End of story.

Our brains are too puny.


Are our brains that different from humans 1000 years ago?
 
2013-03-31 12:28:44 AM
Still, kudos to the ISS... it IS better than the special effects from Farpoint Station episodes...
 
2013-03-31 12:40:23 AM
it is a Sprite (Lightning)...
it is not close at all the the iSS
if you were to draw the shortest line possible from the Sprite to the Earth, it's contact point with Earth would be far beyond the horizon.
they occure 25 - 70 miles up in the atmosphere and can be up to 35 miles accross when viewed from above.
The ISS orbits between 200 and 275 miles altitude
 
2013-03-31 01:38:17 PM

Mikeyworld: ransack.: If one possesses "cloaking" technology, why would one ever choose to "de-cloak"?

I guess I can't pretend to understand extraterrestrial logic.

Maybe you have to de-cloak to take a dump. Otherwise the dump would be cloaked and that's not a good thing...to have cloaked poop floating, nilly-willy, through space. Especially if it's at a crowded space-time.


My god man you may have found a explanation for the so called dark matter.
 
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