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Russian cosmonaut captured ‘5 UFOs’ hovering over Earth while filming on ISS
August 20, 2020
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A Russian cosmonaut has spotted a group of five UFOs moving over Earth while he was filming a time-lapse video on ISS.
Ivan Vagner was shooting the peak of Aurora Borealis when flying over the Antarctic on the Southern Hemisphere on Wednesday.
In the clip he posted on Twitter, he said: "Space guests, or how I filmed the new time-lapse.
"The peak of aurora borealis when passing over the Antarctic in Australia’s longitude, meaning in between them.
"However, in the video, you will see something else, not only the aurora."
The footage shows the faint light glowing along the surface of Earth and at about nine seconds later, five bright spots are seen flying in a linear formation as they moves from left to right on the screen.
The five UFOs glow in the dark and disappear quickly before a stream of mesmerising aurora appears.
Ivan asked viewers of their thoughts on the unidentified flying objects.
He wrote: "At 9-12 seconds, 5 objects appear flying alongside with the same distance. What do you think those are? Meteors, satellites or…?"
The cosmonaut also explained that the real observation time of the UFOs appearance was 52 seconds because "the frames were captured 1 per sec and later assembled in a video with 25 frames per sec rate".
According to Russian news agency, TASS, Ivan has submitted the footage to the Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash) and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences for further analysis.
He had also informed Russian state space corporation Roscosmos.
Vladimir Ustimenko, a spokesman for Roscosmos, said: "It is too early to make conclusions until our Roscosmos researchers and scientists at the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences tell us what they think.
"It was decided to hand over those materials to experts, who will tell us what that was in their opinion."