In 2017, many viewers who watched the live broadcast from the International Space Station were surprised because they noticed a mysterious object in space. Of course, ufologists began to assert that this is a UFO, on board of which were intellectually developed aliens. But is it?
Well, this scenario has zero probability. NASA representatives are constantly monitoring the situation around the ISS and have never seen anything mysterious. Former NASA engineer James Oberg says:
“If something unusual flashes in front of the camera, then most likely it happens from inside the spacecraft”.
On Earth, we are used to observing objects at certain speeds. But objects in orbit around the planet are moving at an incredibly fast speed of more than 17,000 miles per hour. If the UFO really seemed, then it can be observed for a short period of time.
One explanation is that the UFO seen is just a reflection from the station windows or the light from the Earth. It can also be a reflection of the camera lens, transforming with a change in light, forming a UFO-like phenomenon that appears and disappears from view. Such reflections can be captured in pictures or videos. However, this UFO may be “cosmic dandruff”. No, it is not dandruff from the head of the astronauts. We are talking about ice flakes, fragments of isolation, or other artificial objects that glitter like a UFO in sunlight.
“Twilight Shadowing” is also capable of forming various optical illusions. When you see objects that suddenly appear and disappear, they usually move in or out from under the shadow of a spacecraft.
On Earth, shadows are cast on a wall or any surface. But in the cosmos there is nothing of the kind, therefore the shadow of the spacecraft is invisible. However, if space dander flies alongside, then the ship manages to cast a shadow on it. Due to this, a mysterious form appears in the field of view of the camera.
Although scientists have long lost interest in UFOs, the public still clutches at any opportunity to find hints of strange objects in the sky. You can still find large-scale UFO research teams, and conspiracy theorists continue to argue that NASA is trying to hide the real facts of alien existence.