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Airlines Are Rerouting Flights to Avoid North Korean Missiles

Airlines Are Rerouting Flights to Avoid North Korean Missiles

Singapore Airlines officials made the decision after an Air France plane glided just east of an area where a North Korean missile had flown just minutes earlier in July.

Flight paths in the region are drawingattention after two other Asian carriers said that some of their pilots believe they saw anotherballistic missile North Korea tested last week. However, the longer exposure means that movement is captured as a blur.

Essentially, North Korea's claims about the source of their images don't match with the stars visible in the pictures.

Two of the images that were shot from the same viewpoint seemed to show two different constellations in the background of the missile, Langbroek said on Twitter: "Two images from clearly same viewpoint, but dramatically different star backgrounds!" Among the pictures released, one showed not just the stars in the background but also blurry people in the bottom-right corner.

North Korea does not announce its tests beforehand unlike other countries.

The U.S. military reportedly detected preparations for North Korea's most recent missile launch at least 72 hours prior, according to The Diplomat, citing U.S. intelligence sources. 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.




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

That's an important data point that helps experts calculate everything from range to payload.

North Korea has long objected against joint drills by the two allies, with Pyongyang's ambassador to the United Nations ruling out negotiations with Washington in November, citing America's "hostile policy" against his country and continuing joint exercises.

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

However, he said not all the images appeared to be tampered with.

McDowell told CNN he believed the images were only edited for aesthetic purposes because the missile in the picture did not appear to have been altered.


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