Why haven't we visited the Black Knight??
So I've been doing some research on the satellite The Black Night and this has been on my mind forever... If its such a minstary why haven't we visited it? Or like got it somehow? Wouldn't we want to know whys inside of it?
- Anonymous6 years agoFavorite Answer
Because it is a fictional satellite or fell out of orbit quite some time ago is why.. Don't you think other spy satellites would have found it by now if it really existed, or that the U.s. military would admit it does exist if it is not fictional.
"...The Black Knight satellite is claimed by ufologists and conspiracy theorists to be an object approximately 13,000 years old of extraterrestrial origin orbiting Earth in near-polar orbit.
Stories and myths
The story has its origins in 1954 when newspapers including the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the San Francisco Examiner ran stories attributed to retired naval aviation major and UFO researcher Donald Keyhoe saying that the US Air Force had reported that two satellites orbiting Earth had been detected. At this time no one had the technology to launch a satellite.
In February 1960 there was a further report that the US Navy had detected a dark, tumbling object in an orbit inclined at 79° from the equator with an orbital period of 104.5 minutes. Its orbit was also highly eccentric with an apogee of 1,728 km (1,074 mi) and a perigee of only 216 km (134 mi). At the time the Navy was tracking a fragment of casing from the Discoverer VIII satellite launch which had a very similar orbit.
An object photographed in 1998 during the STS-88 mission has been widely claimed to be this "alien artifact". However, it is more probable that the photographs are of a thermal blanket that had been lost during an EVA. According to Martina Redpath of Armagh Planetarium:
Black Knight is a jumble of completely unrelated stories; reports of unusual science observations, authors promoting fringe ideas, classified spy satellites and people over-interpreting photos. These ingredients have chopped up, stirred together and stewed on the internet to one rambling and inconsistent dollop of myth...."
Even the U.S, Navy ADMITTED it had a satellite in very similar orbit.
- Anonymous6 years ago
No idea what a "minstary" is - some kind of miniature star maybe.
No one has visited the Black Knight because its very hard to visit fictional objects. If it was real, there would be real data about it instead of doctored images and conjecture.
- George PattonLv 76 years ago
For the same reason we haven't yet visited the Death Star.
- 6 years ago
Well, it's a myth... which is why we haven't done much with it.
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- ?Lv 76 years ago
The "Black Knight" satellite is a myth. Scientists have enough real work to do without wasting their time on myths.
- Mike GLv 76 years ago
What's a "minstary"?
- Larry PhischmanLv 76 years ago
Too small, and it's in an awkward orbit. Also the government largely denies it exists.
- Angela DLv 76 years ago
are you aware of the concept of fiction?Source(s): got brains?