# Missles over newfoundland?

#### Ghostrider

##### Donator
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I'm afarid it might be a NATO secret test, in which case no one will reveal the truth.

Why bother to reveal it, it will be all over the cover of Aviation Leak before you know it...

#### Sky Captain

##### New member
Looks like a rocket to me although Im wondering why would France (if it really is launched from that french island) or any other country secretly launch a missile so close to a border of a foreign country. Its a recipe for diplomatic disaster and air traffic hazard. I suppose if you want to secretly test a missile you would do it either in your territory or in the middle of the ocean far from any unwanted eyes.

#### Blacklight

##### New member
That thing definitely looks like a meteor to me. The woman says that it looked like it came out of the ocean and then flew overhead. I'm betting that it hit the atmosphere below or very low on the horizon. I've seen a few meteors in the daytime that look just like that picture.

#### Turbinator

##### New member
Looking odd, a rocket's exhaust is supposed to be brighter at the tip and dimmer at the tail end. And this is just reverse.

It looks like it is going up and away from the camera, that would explain the brightness at the bottom of the exhaust. It's all in the perspective.

#### Bloodworth

##### Orbinoob
Why did it have to be a ballistic missile? Could it be a cruise missile instead?

A cruise missile would be flying at a MUCH lower altitude and would be using a small jet engine, not a large rocket engine.

#### Blacklight

##### New member
I've seen a couple of large daytime meteors that looked exactly like that.

#### Izack

##### Non sequitur
Necroposting, anyone?

I'm surprised I missed this in the news, actually. I'm sure most people thought that since it was in the sky and not an airplane, it was obviously AN ALIEN SPACESHIP OMG!! That really disappoints me.

Also, there is a smoke trail there. Can no one else see it? :blink:

#### statickid

##### CatDog from Deimos
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I'm starting to lean towards rocket after manipulating the pixel data a bit.

notice the obvious linear separation between the "front" and the "back" also the smoothing that occurs in picture C on the front and the flaring of the back when I averaged the pixels together.

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