Published: 11:57 AM 7/22/2009
Alice Springs, Australia - 07-15-09
Around 6:00 PM, on Wednesday evening, 15, July, my girlfriend and I were riding on our motorbike out of Alice Springs, heading south.
We noticed this white shape, like a bright cloud, over in the westerly direction, toward the Pine Gap area. I joked and said "It must be visiting the Americans!!".
And as we watched about 15 minutes, we stopped and took these two photographs, with an 8 Megapixel camera & a zoom lens. When we got home we zoomed in again and these are the photos.
Can you tell us what it may have been ?
Ray & Carol
Note: "Pine Gap" is the commonly used name for a satellite tracking station at 23°47'56?S 133°44'13?E? / ?23.799°S 133.737°E? / -23.799; 133.737, some 18 kilometres southwest of the town of Alice Springs in the heart of Australia that is operated by Australia and the U.S. It consists of a large computer complex with eight radomes protecting antennas, and has over 800 employees. It is officially called the Joint Defence Space Research Facility.