Last year, this video of an "unidentified flying object"—later identified as a retired communications component—went viral.
*Updated on March 15, 2021, at 2:31 p.m.:
It's been a little over a year since this video (below) of a NASA live feed showing a "retired communications component" being jettisoned from the International Space Station (ISS) at approximately 1:50 p.m. (ET) on February 21, 2020.
The video caught the eyes of many, including UFOologist Scott C. Waring—the creator of the site UFO Sightings Daily and YouTube channel ET Data Base. Waring saw the retired communications component and labeled it a "UFO", or unidentified flying object. It was later identified by NASA as the Japanese Experiment Module Inter-orbit Communication System–Exposed Facility.
The ISS removes debris through controlled jettisons, a maneuver that's planned in advance.
NASA uses the High Definition Earth-Viewing System (HDEV) to record and stream live views from the ISS. The externally mounted camera system is called Node 2, and it's located on the forward portion of the ISS with the camera angle looking forward.
Check out the footage:
What do YOU think? Is it a retired communications component, or something ... else? Sound off with your theories in the comments.