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Old 03-10-2012, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-B Marley
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Southwest Arkansas
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Looks like a cloud or perhaps a bit of damage on the camera lense
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Likely a bird. The whole area around the launch site is a sanctuary, and the noise of the lift-offs disturbs them.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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Where's the link to the video? Still pictures don't tell much.
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Yahoo news had a copy. I checked after I guessed, and I stand by my guess. From the video, looks like the original might have been super-8 film mit sound.
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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A cloud?
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:53 PM
 
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Nothing like still pictures from an unknown source sprouting a maybe sorta conspiracy...

Looks like a Russian surface to air rocket fired by Cuban soldiers who were secretly smuggled into the United States by the Mafia and funded by ex-Nazi's based in Chile.

My question to the OP is why do all the pictures have the exact same time-stamp? 00:38/03:25, the progress bar is in the exact same location yet the pictures are different?
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:18 AM
 
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My question to the OP is why do all the pictures have the exact same time-stamp? 00:38/03:25, the progress bar is in the exact same location yet the pictures are different?
Depending on what format video/film you could have ranges of 18 to 30 frames per second, you need an editor to see those increments. Without seeing the original video/film unadulterated I wouldn't trust anything posted on the internet unless you absolutely knew the person working from the source knows what the hell they are doing because all kinds of things can happen in between when processed by novice.

For example the second and third one appears to be identical as do the third and fifth one. That's most likely duplication of frames converting something like 18fps to 30fps.

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:19 AM
 
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A cloud?
A cloud wouldn't move that fast but as Harry suggested a bird would certainly be plausible.

It's certainly something close to the camera, it would be enormous object if it were near the Challenger and moving at an incredible speed.

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Old 03-11-2012, 05:01 AM
 
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Take this image for example, two objects right?




Video on most camcorders is interlaced. A brief explanation is you have two fields per frame each 1/60 of second apart. That's where the comb lines come from in this screenshot. The blue lights are moving very fast so you can see where they were at two different positions in time 1/60 of second apart. The people are not moving that fast so what few comb lines there are are very short, if they are not moving at all you can't even see them.




When you combine each field using interpolation method you actually get two beams of light which could be same reason you have two objects in the Challenger frames:

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