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(International Business Times)   "Ghost cloud" caused by Russian missile launch ... or so they WANT YOU TO BELIEVE   (ibtimes.com) divider line 44
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2013-10-15 01:40:44 PM
So, THAT'S what happens when astronauts have Taco Bell for lunch. :P
 
2013-10-15 01:51:19 PM
It looks like a space jellyfish
 
2013-10-15 03:29:34 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
/I don't know what this actually means
 
2013-10-15 03:33:02 PM
It's a streetlight
 
2013-10-15 03:34:04 PM
s1.ibtimes.com

That's no cloud
 
2013-10-15 03:34:44 PM
s1.ibtimes.com
Too lazy, somebody Photoshop Goatse hands here please.
 
2013-10-15 03:35:23 PM
fc05.deviantart.net
 
2013-10-15 03:36:39 PM
That's no ghost, man. That's a ZigZag, man.

s1.ibtimes.com
 
2013-10-15 03:40:14 PM
076dd0a50e0c1255009e-bd4b8aabaca29897bc751dfaf75b290c.r40.cf1.rackcdn.com
 
2013-10-15 03:40:48 PM

Anayalator: That's no ghost, man. That's a ZigZag, man.

[s1.ibtimes.com image 541x662]


I saw one of these over San Diego, after a missile test . It looked like someone had ripped open the sky.
 
2013-10-15 03:42:27 PM
It's not really a secret launch if the someone admits they did it and give you an explanation of what happened.
 
2013-10-15 03:42:32 PM

Headso: [s1.ibtimes.com image 552x375]

That's no cloud


quiet, citizen. no more out of you.
 
2013-10-15 03:44:03 PM

Anayalator: That's no ghost, man. That's a ZigZag, man.

[s1.ibtimes.com image 541x662]


If that's a rocket path...did the rocket get into the vodak?
 
2013-10-15 03:45:58 PM

grumpfuff: Anayalator: That's no ghost, man. That's a ZigZag, man.

[s1.ibtimes.com image 541x662]

If that's a rocket path...did the rocket get into the vodak?


Once ze rockets go up and all.
 
2013-10-15 03:55:10 PM
Zoinks!! It's a Guh-guh-guh....GHOST CLOUD!!!!
 
2013-10-15 03:55:40 PM
I saw this movie.

beyondthemarquee.com
 
2013-10-15 03:56:14 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-15 04:02:48 PM

Anayalator: That's no ghost, man. That's a ZigZag, man.

[s1.ibtimes.com image 541x662]


Nope.  Flight path.


assets.nydailynews.com
 
2013-10-15 04:03:15 PM
Always good to see Above Top Secret get credit for breaking a story.
 
2013-10-15 04:06:13 PM

Ringshadow: [fc05.deviantart.net image 850x612]


just listened to that one.

\\ catching up
\ good thing it is on the school board.
 
2013-10-15 04:26:57 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: It's not really a secret launch if the someone admits they did it and give you an explanation of what happened.


Man, you just have to rip the fun out of everything, don't you!
 
2013-10-15 04:32:15 PM
ALL HAIL TH-

Ringshadow: [fc05.deviantart.net image 850x612]



... DAMNIT.
 
2013-10-15 04:41:51 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: It's not really a secret launch if the someone admits they did it and give you an explanation of what happened.


what was on the rocket then?

the launch wasn't the secret bit, it was the payload.
 
2013-10-15 04:42:57 PM

Triumph: Always good to see Above Top Secret get credit for breaking a story.


Yeah, no shiat. They were linked as the creditable source?

Um ok.
 
2013-10-15 04:51:20 PM

ourbigdumbmouth: Triumph: Always good to see Above Top Secret get credit for breaking a story.

Yeah, no shiat. They were linked as the creditable source?

Um ok.


Top Secret may be retarded, but I'm still confused about a rocket zig-zaging like that. Any of Fark's resident smart people around to explain that, because I'm genuinely curious.
 
2013-10-15 04:51:48 PM

Cerebral Knievel: To The Escape Zeppelin!: It's not really a secret launch if the someone admits they did it and give you an explanation of what happened.

what was on the rocket then?

the launch wasn't the secret bit, it was the payload.


Given that it was a missile not a rocket and the payload was a warhead that hit in Khazakstan, I'm going to go with "warhead".
 
2013-10-15 04:55:02 PM
I submitted this with a better headline.
 
2013-10-15 05:00:49 PM
FTFA: "The Oct. 10 test launch involved a Topol/SS-25 missile, . The Topol missile is new to Russia's military "

In other news, missiles designed in the 1970s and the first Russian military force went on alert in 1988 are still new to them in 2013. The SS-27 has been deployed since 1997 and it to is already planning to be replaced by the SS-29. The SS-25 is only expected to be in service until 2021 at the absolute latest.
 
2013-10-15 05:00:53 PM
It's just a top view of the aliens from Far Point.

images.wikia.com
 
2013-10-15 05:01:06 PM

grumpfuff: ourbigdumbmouth: Triumph: Always good to see Above Top Secret get credit for breaking a story.

Yeah, no shiat. They were linked as the creditable source?

Um ok.

Top Secret may be retarded, but I'm still confused about a rocket zig-zaging like that. Any of Fark's resident smart people around to explain that, because I'm genuinely curious.


The rocket flies in a straight line, wind blows the contrail.

In the picture, wind is from right to left.
 
2013-10-15 05:05:24 PM

MadMattressMack: FTFA: "The Oct. 10 test launch involved a Topol/SS-25 missile, . The Topol missile is new to Russia's military "

In other news, missiles designed in the 1970s and the first Russian military force went on alert in 1988 are still new to them in 2013. The SS-27 has been deployed since 1997 and it to is already planning to be replaced by the SS-29. The SS-25 is only expected to be in service until 2021 at the absolute latest.


So they are like our Peacekeeper and minuteman missiles that we launch frequently out of Vandenberg as tests for new technologies (most recently the missile defense shield).
 
2013-10-15 05:14:02 PM

Thingster: grumpfuff: ourbigdumbmouth: Triumph: Always good to see Above Top Secret get credit for breaking a story.

Yeah, no shiat. They were linked as the creditable source?

Um ok.

Top Secret may be retarded, but I'm still confused about a rocket zig-zaging like that. Any of Fark's resident smart people around to explain that, because I'm genuinely curious.

The rocket flies in a straight line, wind blows the contrail.

In the picture, wind is from right to left.


Well. I feel stupid. I thought it was a misfiring or something, and was curious how it maintained flight.
 
2013-10-15 05:14:59 PM

Ace25: MadMattressMack: FTFA: "The Oct. 10 test launch involved a Topol/SS-25 missile, . The Topol missile is new to Russia's military "

In other news, missiles designed in the 1970s and the first Russian military force went on alert in 1988 are still new to them in 2013. The SS-27 has been deployed since 1997 and it to is already planning to be replaced by the SS-29. The SS-25 is only expected to be in service until 2021 at the absolute latest.

So they are like our Peacekeeper and minuteman missiles that we launch frequently out of Vandenberg as tests for new technologies (most recently the missile defense shield).


More like it was a proving test for old tech. They're scheduled to retire in 2019 and Russia's working on a life extension to 2021. This launch was probably part of that.
 
2013-10-15 05:17:10 PM

grumpfuff: Thingster: grumpfuff: ourbigdumbmouth: Triumph: Always good to see Above Top Secret get credit for breaking a story.

Yeah, no shiat. They were linked as the creditable source?

Um ok.

Top Secret may be retarded, but I'm still confused about a rocket zig-zaging like that. Any of Fark's resident smart people around to explain that, because I'm genuinely curious.

The rocket flies in a straight line, wind blows the contrail.

In the picture, wind is from right to left.

Well. I feel stupid. I thought it was a misfiring or something, and was curious how it maintained flight.


The nozzle also doesn't shoot straight back. The gas flow is pivoted to provide steering to compensate for wind sheer, course corrections corrections, asymmetrical burning etc. So even if the rocket flies straight the thrust out the back won't be.
 
2013-10-15 05:22:11 PM

MadMattressMack: grumpfuff: Thingster: grumpfuff: ourbigdumbmouth: Triumph: Always good to see Above Top Secret get credit for breaking a story.

Yeah, no shiat. They were linked as the creditable source?

Um ok.

Top Secret may be retarded, but I'm still confused about a rocket zig-zaging like that. Any of Fark's resident smart people around to explain that, because I'm genuinely curious.

The rocket flies in a straight line, wind blows the contrail.

In the picture, wind is from right to left.

Well. I feel stupid. I thought it was a misfiring or something, and was curious how it maintained flight.

The nozzle also doesn't shoot straight back. The gas flow is pivoted to provide steering to compensate for wind sheer, course corrections corrections, asymmetrical burning etc. So even if the rocket flies straight the thrust out the back won't be.


So, if I'm understanding this right, the trail can be zig-zag like that because of the pivoting of the nozzle, regardless of wind?

/liberal arts major
//at least I got two degrees
 
2013-10-15 05:29:07 PM
grumpfuff:
So, if I'm understanding this right, the trail can be zig-zag like that because of the pivoting of the nozzle, regardless of wind?

/liberal arts major
//at least I got two degrees



No that only makes tiny deviations in the contrail. This zig-zag you're seeing was just the wind.

/kerbal space program major
 
2013-10-15 05:33:17 PM

atlantic_lotion: grumpfuff:
So, if I'm understanding this right, the trail can be zig-zag like that because of the pivoting of the nozzle, regardless of wind?

/liberal arts major
//at least I got two degrees


No that only makes tiny deviations in the contrail. This zig-zag you're seeing was just the wind.

/kerbal space program major


You shut your whore mouth! There's no wind blown contrails in KSP!

\has only been to the Mun and back and never with 100% of the crew surviving - but 3 out of 4 surviving are numbers my space program can live with!
 
2013-10-15 05:45:51 PM
I read about these.  It's another time leak cloud.
www.meteorologynews.com
 
2013-10-15 05:50:02 PM

atlantic_lotion: grumpfuff:
So, if I'm understanding this right, the trail can be zig-zag like that because of the pivoting of the nozzle, regardless of wind?

/liberal arts major
//at least I got two degrees


No that only makes tiny deviations in the contrail. This zig-zag you're seeing was just the wind.

/kerbal space program major


Alright, now that it's been explained and I understand better, it's time for the really important question.

This is really just proof of the atheist plot to poison and kill angels with chemtrails, right?

/sorry, couldn't help it
 
2013-10-15 06:10:47 PM

Combustion: Zoinks!! It's a Guh-guh-guh....GHOST CLOUD!!!!


I would "Funny" this twice if I could
 
2013-10-15 06:15:32 PM
i141.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-15 07:19:50 PM

grumpfuff: ourbigdumbmouth: Triumph: Always good to see Above Top Secret get credit for breaking a story.

Yeah, no shiat. They were linked as the creditable source?

Um ok.

Top Secret may be retarded, but I'm still confused about a rocket zig-zaging like that. Any of Fark's resident smart people around to explain that, because I'm genuinely curious.


Faulty pitman arm.
 
2013-10-15 11:38:49 PM

Ace25: MadMattressMack: FTFA: "The Oct. 10 test launch involved a Topol/SS-25 missile, . The Topol missile is new to Russia's military "

In other news, missiles designed in the 1970s and the first Russian military force went on alert in 1988 are still new to them in 2013. The SS-27 has been deployed since 1997 and it to is already planning to be replaced by the SS-29. The SS-25 is only expected to be in service until 2021 at the absolute latest.

So they are like our Peacekeeper and minuteman missiles that we launch frequently out of Vandenberg as tests for new technologies (most recently the missile defense shield).


Yes, except now they contain fluoride.
 
2013-10-16 08:09:48 PM

Ringshadow: [fc05.deviantart.net image 850x612]


ALL.  HAIL.
 
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