5 Photos from Space that have NEVER been Identified

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5 strange unexplained encounters and UFOs filmed and photographed in outer space that nobody can explain...

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5. STS-115
STS-115 was originally scheduled to launch in April 2003. The Columbia incident in February 2003 pushed the date back to 27 August 2006, which was again moved back for various reasons, including a threat from Tropical Storm Ernesto and the strongest lightning strike to ever hit an occupied shuttle launchpad. Re-entry was also delayed after the observation of two unidentified objects in the Orbiter's path.

2. Martian Sol 348 / Mars Opportunity Rover
Opportunity, also known as MER-B (Mars Exploration Rover – B) or MER-1, is a robotic rover active on Mars since 2004. Launched on July 7, 2003 as part of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover program, it landed in Meridiani Planum on January 25, 2004, three weeks after its twin Spirit (MER-A) touched down on the other side of the planet. With a planned 90 sol duration of activity (slightly more than 90 earth days), Spirit functioned until getting stuck in 2009 and ceased communications in 2010, while Opportunity remains active as of February 15, 2018, having exceeded its operating plan by 13 years, 295 days (in Earth time). On Martian Sol 348, the rover photographed an unidentified metallic object that was not revealed in public photos until 2017.

3. The Tether Incident
The STS-75 incident is an alleged UFO sighting where the bright spots seen moving in video coverage of a Space Shuttle mission are interpreted as a swarm of UFOs around the orbiter. It has no "official" name and it's usually described with some combination of "Shuttle," "STS-75," "Tether," "UFO," and "incident."

2. Apollo 16 UFO
Beginning their return from the moon to an April 27, 1972, splashdown, Astronauts John Young, Thomas Mattingly and Charles Duke captured about four seconds of video footage of an object that seemed to look a lot like Hollywood's version of a spacecraft from another world. The thing was described as "a saucer-shaped object with a dome on top." The images were captured with a 16mm motion picture camera shooting at 12 frames per second from a command/service module window. The object appears momentarily near the moon. As the camera pans, it moves out of the field of view. It reappears as the camera pans back. It appeared in about 50 frames.

1. J002E3
J002E3 is the designation given to an object in space discovered on September 3, 2002 by amateur astronomer Bill Yeung. Initially thought to be an asteroid, it has since been tentatively identified as the S-IVB third stage of the Apollo 12 Saturn V rocket (designated S-IVB-507), based on spectrographic evidence consistent with the paint used on the rockets. The stage was intended to be injected into a permanent heliocentric orbit in November 1969, but is now believed instead to have gone into an unstable high Earth orbit which left Earth's proximity in 1971 and again in June 2003, with an approximately 40-year cycle between heliocentric and geocentric orbit.

5 Photos from Space that have NEVER been Identified

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