Look. It's a bird, it's a... Rainbow Plane?

15 Dec 2010


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Science Geek 9 year s ago
It's a prism effect.. as the plane moved, it took longer for some of the wavelengths to reach the satellite.. cool
       
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2 9 year s ago
obviously a planebow!!
       
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Benbe 9 year s ago
Science Geek,
Almost. But if it was the case, everything would look like a rainbow.

In fact the satellite captures imagery in four steps: first, with a blue, then, with a green, then, with a red colour filter, and finishes without a filter, but the sensor used is a monochrome sensor, so we have three separate images for the three main colours and a fourth image for high resolution shades.

Because the plane was moving fast relative to Earth during the capture of the four consequent images it appeared on all of them but at different positions. Normally Google recaptures such images or corrects them from overlapping parts of the next pass-over, probably they oversaw something in this case.
       
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lolipop 9 year s ago
hmm
       
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mehntos 9 year s ago
don't be silly the plane was just using a supermove, -> <- / / -> + A&B
       
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Nezumi 9 year s ago
I'd really like to try this out with 3D goggles
       
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lolxdxd 9 year s ago
gay plane
       
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Blackapu 9 year s ago
where the plane is heading! anyway nice share..
       
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bob 9 year s ago
Science Geek:

cute

:)
       
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Tarzan 9 year s ago
thats cute...
       
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funfacts! 9 year s ago
fun fact: the planebow is flying/manifeasting right over the hyde park neighborhood of chicago
       
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sendvo 9 year s ago
double rainbow!!! all the way!!! :D
       
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2Cool4Ice 9 year s ago
i dotn care
       
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Florentina 9 year s ago
2, that`s funny!
       
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LarryKing 9 year s ago
YOU ARE ALL WRONG:

The reason for the rainbow effect is called the baryon sweep caused by the cameras Heisenberg compensator which throws off the semi-round anti-proton inverse phasing crystal emanations. Then the developer adds a little pixie dust when turning the sonic screwdriver on the inductive plasma reactor. So simple you morons.

Is there Gold at the end of this rainbow ?
       
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KungFu Grip 9 year s ago
lmao @ mehntos
       
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