Ah! Starry eyed Indians!
During my 5 mile run this morning, I heard something on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me Newsquiz. After the run, I had to look up the Internet to verify it. This is beyond funny. You read it for yourself…
Here is the link:
And here is an excerpt:
Stars in their eyes: Indian army mistakes Jupiter and Venus for Chinese spy drones
Military recorded 155 air violations above the disputed Himalayan border it shares with China between April 2012 and February 2013
India feared that China was making nighttime incursions into its territory
But two astronomers confirmed the ‘spy drones’ were actually planets
Tis Life – You can go from Eureka to Uranus in a heartbeat 🙂
Hopefully, the indian army will not make a mistake on the other extreme, i.e., mistaking Chinese or Pakistani missiles as firecrackers lighting up the sky! That would be quite disastrous!
On a more serious note, I wonder whether the explanation of the flying objects as planets by the indian scientists is really the truth or an attempt by the indian government to cover up the truth. It is a well known ploy by many governments all over the world to explain away uni dentures flying objects as celestial bodies. I don’t think any grown person, in his right mind, can mistake a celestial body to be a flying drone. The speed, ability to change directions etc. all make an intelligently controlled object very different in appearance from a celestial body.