posted on Aug, 9 2003 @ 08:12 PM
William of Occam (1285-1349) said, "Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem."
Translated to english, that means: "Never multiply explanations or make them more complicated than necessary. An explanation should be as simple and
direct as possible."
Or in even more simple terms: "Don't make up complex and outrageous theories when a simple explanation fits."
This argument is commonly called "Occam's Razor".
So, we have two explanations for these photographs:
1) A previously unknown comet, planet or asteroid is comming at us from the direction of the sun, it can be seen with the naked eye, yet somehow has
gone unreported in the media, unnoticed by all the governments, astronomers and space exploration agencies of the world, and we are about to die. Oh
yeah, you can't just step outside and look at it, it only shows up in this one picture on this website.
2) It's just a lense flare. Something that's really common when you try to photograph bright light sources.
I don't know. The first theory is a lot more fun, would make a much better plot to a movie...