certainly interesting effect. The discussions in the above link sound pretty good, but its all over my head.
Its not just the plane the vapour trail is also separated. Like the 3 colour sensor are a separate sensor. That accounts for the shift with the sensors optimised to take photos on the ground, I guess. There is also a shadow on the rudder indicating that there is an angle involved. So varying distance to the subject from a number of sensors?
Do they then use a fourth sensor, where the plane is a separate shot, Something that captures light levels or something as the plane looks white?
Maybe its a back up camera that is more of a traditional sensor and when all the data is put together ..............
I got it, I wonder if Chuck Norris is on the plane?