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Image of “Aurora from Space” going viral is a hoax
Posted: 28 February 2014 07:14 AM   [ Ignore ]
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In the wake of last Night’s display of Northern Lights (Aurora) over Europe (e.g. the UK, Netherlands and Germany), a picture went viral through Twitter purporting to show aurora imaged from space. That image is however a hoax:

http://sattrackcam.blogspot.nl/2014/02/what-is-wrong-with-this-picture-of.html

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Posted: 28 February 2014 09:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Very nice debunk of the image LaMa.  It is a pretty image but definitely not real.  I was hoping it wouldn’t be cloudy in my area and I might have been able to see the lights but no such luck.

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Posted: 28 February 2014 09:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Darn duplicate posts.

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Posted: 28 February 2014 10:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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It looks like someone’s use the Genesis Device* again.


*Wrath of Khan

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