Currently, there is no caption available for this photo from NASA. The cropped and rotated image above was slightly enhanced to bring out clarity, but is untouched and unmanipulated otherwise.
The following, is all known information on this photo:
Electronic Image Data
Camera files only apply to electronic still cameras.
No sound file available.
Mission: STS088 Roll: 724 Frame: 65 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS88
Country or Geographic Name: OCEAN
Features: PAN-SNGLNT., 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: M-05 JNC Map ID: 51
Camera Tilt: High Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5069 : Kodak Elite 100S, E6 Reversal, Replaces Lumiere, Warmer in tone vs. Lumiere.
Film Exposure: Over Exposed
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 90 (76-100)
Date: 19981211 (YYYYMMDD)GMT Time: 201641 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -29.3, Longitude: 8.3 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: North
Sun Azimuth: 225 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 213 nautical miles (394 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: -22 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 118
Image analysis submitted by Black Vault User: druss101
This image peaked my interest, so I've decided to see if I could get a better image of what it was.
High resolution photo206 days ago
I think this "X" shaped craft Elden is referring to is this: http://gizmodo.com/5462539/hubble-detects-mysterious-spaceship+shaped-object-traveling-at-11000mph - Nasa updates were later posted, in which they claimed it to be a collision of two asteroids. However, I do not feel that this is a collision of two objects, reason is, is because there is only one visible trail of debris. Also, I am going to run so image enhancers of the Black Knight, see what happens :)
|204 days ago|
Not entirely sure what you mean by the "X" "Craft" ? Can you explain more, or offer a link? I can definitely look into it, or create a case file for it....
Looking forward to it!
|206 days ago|
This is very compelling and definitely starts getting the mind excited to start researching the "Black Knight" satellite story. Remember that "X" "Craft" seen in space by NASA? Any relation??? Amazing stuff.
|206 days ago|
|Where did this happen?||Space|