What on Earth is That? #2

(Please post your guesses and your name in the comments, and we’ll give the answer next week…)

Here at What on Earth, we’re constantly stumbling across interesting photos, videos, and audio clips from NASA’s exploration of our planet (be it from space, the field, or the lab.) Whether it’s a satellite montage captured from thousands of miles up, the roar of our B-200 research aircraft, or a microscopic view of a cloud droplet, there’s literally always something strange and wonderful passing across our desks.

To have a little fun (and spare all that fascinating stuff from the circular file), we’re going to post snippets of it every now and then, usually on Fridays. What we post will change, but the question to you all will always be the same: “What on Earth is that?”

Our only hints:

1) Our picks will always be related to Earth science in one way or another

2) It will have some relation to what we do at NASA.

We’ll give you a week to post your guesses, and we’ll post the answer the following Friday. In the meantime, check out the answer to What On Earth is That #1 here.  

10 thoughts on “What on Earth is That? #2”

  1. I believe that it is a night sky as seen reflected in water as denoted by the waves. The moving lights would appear to be fireflies flying above the water. The stationary object appears to be a fern over hanging the water as it has a wavy reflective quality as well.

  2. I spy a timelapse of flickering stars (Behind gelatin lens? Yes, I’m not making any sense)

  3. John Glenn’s ‘fireflies’ as seen from his window on his Mercury flight.

    Or some other spacecraft waste dump, freezing and reflecting sunlight.

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