NASA stopped video transmission from the International Space Station (ISS) when unidentified rays appeared, a US website says.
The footage was being streamed live on Tuesday when a large, bright light appeared in the distance and then disappeared, the New Mexico-based space news outlet Space.com said.
A spokesman for NASA would not say what the object was but ruled out any possibility it was a UFO.
“The station is equipped with numerous cameras to monitor all sides of the spacecraft for incoming threats,” he said.
“NASA routinely tracks more than 16,000 pieces of man-made debris larger than 10 centimeters that orbit the Earth. In addition, natural events such as meteors or space dust can be mistaken for something dangerous.”
The light appeared to be coming from the direction of the sun, which was rising at the time of the incident.
Some viewers speculated that the object was a meteor, while others said it could have been a UFO.
The US government is developing a new laser weapon.
The Laser Weapon System, or LaWS, was developed by the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
The system includes a 30kW beam of light that can be used to burn through objects and enemies. To date, it has been tested on more than 1,000 different targets, including boats and aircraft.
The LaWS was initially designed as a defensive weapon to protect warships from enemy fire. However, it is now being developed for use by the military on the ground. The system is said to be very accurate and can be used to destroy targets from a distance of more than 2 kilometers.
The LaWS is still in the testing phase, but it is expected to be deployed within the next few years. If successful, it could revolutionize warfare.
ISS Operating as an Outpost
NASA has released a new report outlining the many dangers that astronauts face while onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The report, titled “ISS Operating as an Outpost,” stresses the importance of maintaining a constant watch for potential hazards, including unidentified rays that appeared in a recent video transmission from the ISS.
While the exact nature of the unidentified rays is still unknown, NASA has said that they are “of significant concern” and that the agency is working to determine their source. In the meantime, astronauts have been instructed to avoid looking directly at the rays and to refrain from using any electronic devices while they are present.
The appearance of the unidentified rays is just one of many dangers that astronauts face while living and working on the ISS. Other potential hazards include space debris, solar flares, and micrometeoroids. While the ISS has numerous safety systems in place to protect astronauts from these dangers, it is important for them to be constantly aware of the risks and take precautions accordingly.