A mysterious ball of light streaking across the sky seen in a video captured by a webcam monitoring the active Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia on January 24, 2023.
Indonesia's Space Research Center said that it was a Falconsat-3 satellite burning up upon reentering the Earth's atmosphere while others explained that the phenomenon was an aircraft flying at that specific location at the time of the sighting.
There are various theories about what the orb could be, but without concrete evidence, it is difficult to say for certain. But some people believe that it could be of extraterrestrial origin.
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While constructing the international space station, astronauts capture a strange object on camera, which raises suspicions around the world.
But the observation of the unknown spacecraft by the ISS crew is not an isolated incident, several similar UFOs have been observed above Earth over the years.
Throughout the 1950's - 1960's mysterious satellite's showed up in an unfamiliar orbit around the Earth. One of the first reports of this kind of UFOs was reported by Major Donald E. Keyhoe in 1952. He claimed what he called 2 'Artificial Satellites' circling earth.
One of the most infamous 'artificial satellites" is the Black Knight which is according to conspiracy theories, an artificial satellite of extraterrestrial origin that has orbited Earth for approximately 13,000 years but is it of alien origin or is it just a piece of space debris or something that broke loose from the ISS or other spacecraft?
If it had been an isolated incident, the so-called Black Knight might have been a large piece of space debris, but over the years many more of these unknown objects, like the Black Knight, have been sighted above the Earth which can no longer be a coincidence.
Below are some of these unknown objects in space.
The next video from History goes deeper into the UFO phenomenon, 'The Black Knight'.
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Scientist Judy Schmidt: Nope, I don't know what this is. Some kind of spiral nebula around WR140. I'm sure we'll find out more later.
The Universe, truly, is full of wonders, and the James Webb Space Telescope has just given us our best views of one of them yet.
The object in question is a star around 5,600 light-years away, and Webb's infrared eye has picked out an extraordinary detail: it's surrounded by what appear to be concentric rings of light radiating outward.
While Webb's characteristic diffraction spikes are not 'real', those concentric rings are – and there's a wonderful and fascinating explanation for them.
The star is actually a binary pair of rare stars in the constellation of Cygnus, and their interactions produce precise periodic eruptions of dust that are expanding out in shells into the space around the pair over time.
These shells of dust are glowing in infrared, which has allowed an instrument as sensitive as Webb's MIRI to resolve them in exquisite detail.
The star is what is known as a colliding wind binary, consisting of an extremely rare Wolf-Rayet star, called WR 140, and a hot, massive O-type star companion – another rare object.
Wolf-Rayet stars are very hot, very luminous, and very old; at the end of their main-sequence lifespan. They are significantly depleted in hydrogen, rich in nitrogen or carbon, and losing mass at a very high rate.
O-type stars are among the most massive stars known, also very hot and bright; because they are so massive, their lifespans are incredibly brief. View the full article
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