A Massive black triangular UFO appears in two of a series of NASA’s own photographs.
This image, taken from on board the space shuttle Columbia mission STS-61-C in 1986 was only recently discovered in the archives and appears on “The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth” website. Looks like the airbrushing dept at NASA missed a memo for this one.
Conveniently Unfortunately, the only image resolution available for this image is a rather paltry 640 x 480, however it clearly shows a very large triangular object some distance from the shuttle – clicking on the “Request Original File” link results in a webpage stating “Invalid file specified”. And how do NASA account for this object – “space debris”. Seriously, who writes this stuff!
Technical details of the image posted below.
Mission: STS61C Roll: 31 Frame: 2 Mission ID on the Film or image: 61-C
Country or Geographic Name: ATLANTIC OCEAN
Features: SPACE DEBRIS
Center Point Latitude: Center Point Longitude: (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Stereo: No (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: JNC Map ID:
Date: 19860112 (YYYYMMDD)GMT Time: 135925 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -11.5, Longitude: 2.2 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:
Sun Azimuth: 246 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 175 nautical miles (324 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 59 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 2
View the original image here.