posted on Feb, 6 2005 @ 09:32 AM
I've definitely seen that image before, and it hasn't been fully explained to me.
The most common explanation is an image artifact, like the zebra pattern that shows up on monitors to highlight areas of intense brightness, or the
small mutli-colored squares that show up on digital photo data when metal reflects set lighting too harshly (I used to be a photographer and retoucher
for a catalog photography studio).
The uniform size, shape, and apparent orbit, now at least twice, would seem to disprove that theory somewhat. Is it a planet, a spaceship, a
heretofore unknown type of heavenly body?
Hopefully someone will let us know..
Distance distorts perceptions of speed, so I'm not really sure how fast it's going. The sun lends some sort of perspective, but because the image
has enormous depth it's hard to tell whether the thing is coming towards the camera or towards the sun on the horizontal plane.
It almost appears to be following a sort of wide orbit around the sun.
The image from 01/02/05 is definitely an attention grabber, that really does look like a cone shaped ray of some kind doesn't it? It's not
doctored, but that doesn't necessarily mean we're seeing what we think we're seeing..I'm just not sure.
[edit on 6-2-2005 by WyrdeOne]