NASA Responds to Viral 'UFO' Video
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People on social media have been accusing the American space agency, NASA, of shutting off its live video from the International Space Station. They claim NASA turned off the video stream last week because it showed images of a UFO -- an unidentified flying object.
The video was filmed July 9. A YouTube user named Streepcap1 posted a short part of the International Space Station video. The one-minute 40-second video shows a bright object coming into view. Shortly after the object appears, the video stream experienced technical problems and shut down.
Streetcap1's video has been viewed more than 2.7 million times. It quickly became a trending topic on Twitter and Facebook.
A few days later, NASA answered the questions and theories offered online by people who call themselves "UFO hunters."
NASA spokesman Daniel Huot told the technology magazine CNET that the station "regularly passes out of range," which causes the video signal to disappear.
Huot said the bright object could have been the moon, space debris, or just reflections from the station windows.
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1.social media 社交媒体
We have all witnessed the power of social media.
2.shut off 切掉；关闭
All the little leaks were shut off.
3.shut down 停工；关闭
Some coal mines had to shut down.
4.space debris 太空碎片
The issue of space debris is a big challenge to further expansion of space activities.
1.They claim NASA turned off the video stream last week because it showed images of a UFO -- an unidentified flying object.
turn off 关闭；关掉
He puts out his hand to turn off the light.
Turn off the lights when you go out of the room.
2.The one-minute 40-second video shows a bright object coming into view.
come into view 进入视野
The village will come into view at the next turn.
People instinctively notice other people right away when they come into view.
最近，网友们齐声指责美国国家航空航天局（NASA）在太空直播过程中，突然切掉信号一事 。据悉，上周一架疑似UFO的不明物体突然闯入直播画面，NASA随即切断了画面信号 。
视频拍摄日期为7月9日 。Youtube用户Streepcap1上传了一段截取的国际空间站直播视频 。在时长1分40秒画面中，一个明亮的不明物体突然闯入镜头 。不明物体出现没多久，直播画面就因技术问题被切断 。
该视频的浏览量已高达270万次 。并且该视频在推特和脸书上迅速走红 。
NASA发言人丹尼尔·霍特（Daniel Huot）告诉《科技资讯网》：一般情况下，只要超出空间站追踪范围，视频信号就会中断 。