Look. It's a bird, it's a... Rainbow Plane? (6 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       15 Dec 2010       13751       16 GALLERY VIEW

Here are some screenshots from Google Maps and it is a real airplane that looks like it is rainbow colored. Obviously, it is the result of some phenomena associated with the camera, or the angle, or…

 

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Science Geek 10 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 10 year s ago
obviously a planebow!!
       
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Benbe 10 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 10 year s ago
hmm
       
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mehntos 10 year s ago
don't be silly the plane was just using a supermove, -> <- / / -> + A&B
       
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Nezumi 10 year s ago
I'd really like to try this out with 3D goggles
       
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lolxdxd 10 year s ago
gay plane
       
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Blackapu 10 year s ago
where the plane is heading! anyway nice share..
       
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bob 10 year s ago
Science Geek:

cute

:)
       
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Tarzan 10 year s ago
thats cute...
       
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funfacts! 10 year s ago
fun fact: the planebow is flying/manifeasting right over the hyde park neighborhood of chicago
       
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sendvo 10 year s ago
double rainbow!!! all the way!!! :D
       
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2Cool4Ice 10 year s ago
i dotn care
       
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Florentina 10 year s ago
2, that`s funny!
       
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LarryKing 10 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 10 year s ago
lmao @ mehntos
       
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