On Wednesday, Instagram roared with laughter after Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev shared a 25-second video clip, showing a box-sized satellite flying by the International Space Station (ISS).
The video of the box-shaped satellite was posted on Wednesday.
“A satellite flying by the ISS (International Space Station),” Artemyev wrote on Instagram.
The video showed the big satellite floating against the backdrop of Earth’s blue atmosphere.
After watching the video, some Instagram users compared it to a washing machine. Some users said it looked like a flying suitcase, an old TV set, “a granny’s chest!” or even a radio receiver.
Some users said this video was a proof that Earth is not flat.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkP7RqMhpUR “Flat-Earthers,’ where are you?” one person asked.
The amazing video of the satellite has appeared just a few days after a jellyfish-shaped exhaust trail left by a Russian rocket sparked conspiracies about a UFO sighting.
On Thursday, a meteor landing in central Russia also led people to speculate about UFO sightings on social media.
The video also evoked memories of a huge meteor that crashed near Chelyabinsk in 2013.
Oleg Artemyev is a Russian Test Cosmonaut who spent 169 days in space as part of Expeditions 39 and 40. Artemyev is currently onboard the ISS. He arrived on ISS in March this year to take part in scientific research aboard the space station. Artemyev is the Commander of the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft and a Flight Engineer for ISS Expedition 55/56.