North Korea missile: Inconsistencies spotted in Hwasong-15 images

Different In another post Dr Langbroek highlighted that one image has Andromeda in the background and another has Orion

29, 2017, file image provided by the North Korean government on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, shows what the North Korean government calls the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

Shortly after the test, a spokesperson for the U.S. Defense Department acknowledged that the North Korean missile "flew through busy airspace used by commercial airliners".

"More evidence of tampered #Hwasong15 imagery: two images, mirrors of each other (look at exhaust plume, lack of number on missile body 2nd image) so opposite viewpoints". I started to look at the pictures of the actual launch moment. "Orion (Southeast) versus Andromeda (Northwest)!" tweeted Monday, along with photos of the launch.

Two pictures taken within seconds of the missile's launch from the same vantage point should show the same starry background, "but they don't", Marco Langbroek, a spy satellite tracker and Paleolithic archaeologist said in a December 5 blog post.

Two of the images that were shot from the same viewpoint seemed to show two different constellations in the background of the missile, Langbroek said on Twitter: "Two images from clearly same viewpoint, but dramatically different star backgrounds!"

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"They looked so crisp, that just didn't seem right to me", McDowell said. "Stars just don't look that different a few miles apart, and we have no reason to disbelieve that this launch was from the Pyongsong region north of Pyongyang".

Langbroek's analysis confirms the early suspicion of Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics astronomer Jonathan McDowell, who doubted some of the pictures as soon as they were released last week.

The ICBM was sacked on a lofted trajectory rather than a minimum energy trajectory, putting more structural stress on the missile's re-entry vehicle but reducing the duration and intensity of temperature-based stresses.

The Kim Jong-un government has taken to photoshop often in the past - from editing their leader's ears, to using dramatic sunset backdrops and even adding sheep to a countryside.

"Yeah, I think somewhat just wanted to make it pretty".

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