NASA Shoots Down Triangular UFO Conspiracy Theory

The Week highlights NASA’s desire to squelch yet another bit of fun. First here’s the video footage that got certain people all excited:

Following its public debunking of the 2012 Mayan apocalypse myth in 2009, Nasa has once again dignified a conspiracy theory with a response, claiming that a planet-sized triangular UFO is actually an optical illusion.

True believers had seized on video footage from Stereo-B, one of two Nasa probes studying the sun, which appeared to show a colossal triangular-shaped object. The video [above], which was recorded in December 2011, shows the triangle entering the frame from top right, while earth, Venus and the sun are all on the left of the frame.

Nasa has offered its own explanation for what it terms an “image artifact”. On the Stereo website they write: “The answer lies on the exact opposite side of the image. At the same time as this strange-looking feature starts being visible, the very bright planet Venus enters the HI2-B field-of-view from the lower left.

“Notice that Venus and the feature stay in step almost exactly opposite each other across the middle of the detector. This is not a coincidence. The strange looking geometrical ‘object’ is actually an internal reflection of the planet Venus within the telescope optics.” Cuttingly, the Nasa writer adds: “This effect has been seen many times before.”…

[continues at The Week]

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  • Ronniedobbs

    dammit, todays the 20th, the mothership is running late

    • I_abide

      did you remember to drink the special kool-aid???  Otherwise they’ll forget about you.

  • truth hurts

    everyone should be terrified. flying tetrahedrons are no joke… lol

    • Mr Willow

      Certainly not as terrifying as a Shining Trapezohedron.

  • truth hurts

    oh, and totally off the subject, the word NAZI and NASA  come from the same root word. NASA was founded by NAZI scientists we took from Germany after WWII. why would we trust anything they say? just a thought…

    • Andrew

      What word is the root?  I thought they were both acronyms.

      • Canti

        NASA  is an acronym – it stands for Never A Straight Answer…..

        • JaceD

          This expaination of the flying triangle from NASA seems pretty straight to me…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LB2E6M7LYLLLIXUCAIIZH4GAJQ Mick

      NASA is an acronym, you moron.

    • NASA

      @1d0bbf955397f36b4ba44c4c47d8ab1c:disqus  … Do the world a favor … Kill yourself.

      Signed, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88xapT0Ekzg

  • http://www.facebook.com/momcilo.radovanovic.31 Momcilo Radovanovic

    I have seen that triangle in Pretoria – South Africa, three times and it is in my book Calling UFO’s – A True Story and also on the cover page of my book. It appeared when I wanted to see the GOD.
    Unbelievable !!!
    Momcilo Radovanovic

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