The existence of the aether is proven by the fact that light moves in waves. And there can never be such a thing as a wave where nothing is waving. The results of the Michelson Morley experiment refute Einstein but do not refute the aether. Since there was nothing in the MM experiment that suggested that you can wave nothing at all and still have a wave.
The MM experiment did not wind up giving us a negative result. It did not even yield an unexpected result. The idea that the aether was expected to be stationary was a ridiculous lie being pounded in about 20 or 30 years after the fact. Geo-centrists and ONLY geocentrists expected a stationary aether. The aether has to move somewhat with the planet or no intelligible image could be possible. So the whole anti aether mythology amounts to an orchestrated campaign of historical and scientific fraud.
Now this understanding leads to an interesting result. While images may be expected to be intelligible near to a gravitational body, we expect a great deal of visual mischief when travelling between orbits. Its a pity NASA only gives us interesting information by accident. But does anyone else think that there is a dearth of visual images in the travelling phases of a lot of NASA’s missions?