As Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner,
who is currently onboard the International Space Station (ISS), was filming an aurora over Antarctica, several strange lights were spotted.
The 60-second clip, filmed from the ISS, shows at least five mysterious dots moving in unison, heading behind Earth, from Mr Vagner's perspective.
The cosmonaut, as Russian astronauts are known, posted the video to Twitter, stoking the flames of a UFO conspiracy theory.
Mr Vagner said: "Space guests, or how I filmed the new time-lapse.
"The peak of aurora borealis when passing over the Antarctic in Australia’s longitude, meaning in between them. However, in the video, you will see something else, not only the aurora.
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The US department of Defense has formed a new body to investigate what it calls “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAPs) to monitor reported sightings of what most people call UFOs.
The move is likely to spark wide interest in alien hunters worldwide looking for signs that humanity is not alone in the universe, although the dry language of the Pentagon’s announcement of the new group belied its intent as watchers of the sky for potential first contact.
The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) was created by the deputy defense secretary, David Norquist, on 4 August, strengthening an already existing effort that since 2018 has been under the purview of the Office of Naval Intelligence. deo grab taken from an unclassified US navy video that shows interactions with ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’ at an undisclosed location, issued on 29 April.
WE HAVE A PHOTOGRAPH FOR THOSE THAT SAY PICS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN.WE HAVE THE PICS. THE SAD PART IS, WE GET THESE NINTENDO LEVEL GRAPHICS, LEAVING MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS. IT IS NOT DEFINITIVE THAT WHATEVER THERE CRAFT WERE, WHETHER THEY ARE OUTERSPACE ALIENS OR SOMETHING ELSE.
“The Department of Defense established the UAPTF to improve its understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins of UAPs. The mission of the task force is to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to US national security,” the Pentagon said in a statement.
PERSONALLY, I THINK IT’S MORE LIKELY THAT ALIENS, IF REAL, ARE BENEATH OUR FEET,POSSIBLY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN, AS IN THE WORKS OF HP LOVECRAFT.
SPEAKING OF LOVECRAFT; https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/THERE’S A NEW adaptation….
Based on the Matt Ruff novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus “Tic” Freeman (Jonathan Majors) who takes a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams). His childhood friend Letitia, a.k.a. Leti (Jurnee Smollett) and uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) join him on the mysterious and arduous journey that reveals darker secrets inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s book.
In this gripping and thrilling adaptation, historic themes and horror elements meet as a stark reminder and reflection of America. The vast imagination of Tic is realized in the grotesque and gore-filled monsters that haunt the mysterious town.
ANOTHER INTERESTING FACTOID: LOVECRAFT’S SUNKEN ALIEN CITY IS IN THE EXACT LOCATION WHERE JULE VERNES, ANOTHER SCI-FI PROPHET DESIGNATED POINT NEMO--IN HIS 20000 LEAGUES BENEATH THE SEA. AND IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH, THIS IS ALSO NASA’S SATELITTE CEMETERY, WHERE MORE THAN A HUNDRED USED SATELLITES HAVE BEEN DROPPED.
THIS AREA IS CHOSEN FOR ITS REMOTENESS, AND INTERESTINGLY TIES TOGETHER SCIENCE FICTION AND REALITY.
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FOR WEEKS I’VE SUGGESTED THAT WE’RE ONE STEP AWAY FROM HAVING QUESTION MARKS REMOVED FROM OUR KEYBOARDS. NOTHING IN 2020 CAN SURPRISE ME. https://nypost.com/2020/08/24/young-people-dont-trust-anyone-who-use-this-punctuation-mark/
BUT NOW PUNCTUATION MARKS HAVE BEEN DEEMED OFFENSIVE IN TEXT MESSAGES.
While older texters may consider the period an innocent symbol that a sentence has ended, digital natives consider it a triggering form of aggression. The punctuation problem ignited over social media recently, with Gen Z and millennials agreeing that ending a sentence with a period is overly hostile and, worse yet, extremely uncool.
“Only old people or troubled souls put periods at the end of every sentence,” wrote digital culture journalist Victoria Turk in her book on digital etiquette, “Kill Reply All.”
The younger generations consider the act of sending a text a sufficient signifier of a complete thought, Turk wrote, making periods feel unnecessary and overly final.
“The thing is, in a messaging conversation, a period is simply not necessary,” she explained. “It’s clear when you’ve finished your thought already, so what function does the period fulfill? As a result, using a period in messaging now looks rather emphatic, and can come across as if you’re quite cross or annoyed.”
The difference between texts saying “That’s funny” and “That’s funny.” may seem subtle to the sender, but many readers will interpret the latter as far less pleasant and more intense, needlessly.
WOULD YOU TRUST A ROBOT TO STICK A SWAB UP YOUR NOSE?
Nevertheless, the bot exists, and Brain Navi’s case for it is more compelling than you might think. As mass-testing ramps up globally, the company argues that automating testing could reduce infections and free up medical staff to tackle more pressing work. If we can get over our first impressions of a robot wielding a cotton swab, says the company, it may benefit us all. Doctors The Verge spoke to about the machine, though, were a bit more skeptical about its chances in the real world.