North Korea Missile Launch Photos Tampered With, Scientist Says

Altered Dr Langbroek also pointed out that in one of the images the Sirius star is missing from the Canis Major constellation

North Korea has tested an Intercontinental ballistic missile, which posed no threat to the U.S. and its allies, said the Pentagon.

Earlier it was reported that the DPRK on Wednesday morning, November 29, local time launched a ballistic missile from the vicinity of Pyongyang.

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Not all the images appear to be tampered with, Langbroek said.

North Korea fired what is believed to be the biggest and most powerful missile in its arsenal that day. However, the longer exposure means that movement is captured as a blur. "So these two images from the same view point, show dramatically opposite sky areas", the scientist explained in his blog. "They looked so crisp, that just didn't seem right to me".

According to Dr Marco Langbroek, Space Situational Awareness consultant at Leiden University in the Netherlands, the stars in some of North Korea's images don't match, suggesting the regime tampered with the photos before publication. "Aesthetics seem to be important in North Korean propaganda pictures".

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. The starry background helps highlight the missile and give it an ethereal quality, giving the photograph some texture that a near pitch-black background would not.

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The House of Representatives urged North Korea to immediately end its nuclear and ballistic missile development programs, in a resolution adopted Tuesday over the reclusive state's test-firing of what it claims was a new intercontinental ballistic missile.

North Korea's latest image drop also took longer than usual.

Using stars to locate where a missile was launched is much more hard.

In response to the launch, President Trump said the United States will "take care of it".

By conducting the launch at night and altering backgrounds, it's possible that Pyongyang was trying to throw everyone off.

"I don't think we've seen any evidence of that, so it looks like they just cut out a star background and put it on to make it look cool", he said. Early last month, US officials told CNN that the North was developing a new, more advanced ICBM, one potentially superior to the Hwasong-14 ICBM tested twice successfully in July.

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