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UFO? Shooting star? Prachuap Khiri Khan locals find out bright object is the ISS

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PHOTO: King Mongkut Science Park

A bright object streaked across the sky last night, catching the attention of locals in Prachuap Khiri Khan and even shocking the local astronomy team observing the stars. It’s not a UFO. It’s not a comet. It’s actually the International Space Station.

Astronomers from the province’s King Mongkut Science Park were observing the stars and photographed the streaks of line. After figuring out what it was, they made a post on Facebook reporting that the “mysterious line of light” is actually the ISS.

The space station is moving through the southwest from the Indian Ocean to the northeast, crossing over many countries in Southeast Asia including Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia.

7 astronauts on board the ISS which is orbiting the Earth at 7.66 kilometres per second.

People can follow the route to ISS and its mission HERE.

SOURCE: King Mongkut Science Park

 

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    Panda

    Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    I don’t know if this picture is accurate.
    TBH, this looks more like the antenna cable of my grandma than the international space station hehehe

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    Mark

    Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    I’ve watched the ISS pass over many times and it’s doesn’t streak or have a tail.

    This article is an elaboration or astronomers are telling porky pies??

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      Rasputin

      Friday, January 15, 2021 at 2:06 am

      The photo was obviously taken with a tripod mounted camera utilising a long exposure, or multiple exposures, hence the “tail”. Considering the sections of the “tail” which are ‘missing’, I would think 3 multiple exposures are the most likely. Conspiracy theory? NO, simple school boy science YES.

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        Panda

        Friday, January 15, 2021 at 8:43 am

        Rasputin, This is the TV cable plug from my grannies.
        While I am at it, I am curious to know what makes you so sure it was a tripod mounting system that was used for taking this pic ?
        Besides if a multiple exposure was used, we would also see the ISS 3 times exactly at the head of each tail.
        No Conspiracy theory, No school boy science, just common sense and a lot of humor.
        BTW, It really takes a lot of the last one to balance the boring, narrow, programmed science school boys hehehe

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      Strider

      Friday, January 15, 2021 at 7:59 am

      It’s a series of time lapse photos.

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    Bobby B

    Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    If that photo is accurate then it’s more likely Elon Musk’s satellites StarLink that they spotted. These travel very close together in a “train formation” especially when they are newly put up there and finding there proper location. StarLink are quite close to earth compared to regular satellites.

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      Panda

      Friday, January 15, 2021 at 8:55 am

      Elon Musk??? HHHMMM…
      More likely Donald Trump fleeing US and taking refuge in Russia or on the moon.
      Poor lad he missed the landing in Phuket.
      One more customer less.

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    Colin G

    Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:13 am

    I am hoping that a Flat Earth believer will be along soon to tell us ‘the truth’ ?

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    jotnar

    Friday, January 15, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    Yes, that’s some BS. it’s simply a dot, unless they did a long exposure. Actually I’m surprised the even saw it, with the air pollution
    https://i.postimg.cc/wM7n45t2/1610686719071.jpg

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