Take a look at the picture below, taken from Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive. What do you think the big ‘smear’ is?
The Southern Cross is circled..
The Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive says that it’s the explosion of a Russian rocket fuel segment that was marooned in orbit from the take off in Feb 2006..
But is it? Really?
Not that I’m one to believe conspiracy theories (well, most of them anyway!) but…