posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 02:58 PM
reply to post by snowen20
To me, it looks like a "scratch" or something superimposed on the image itself: i.e. an outside defect. More likely, it is a "crop line", like you
P.S. I can easily imagine that it is closely scrutinised.
That's why I prefer Stellarium myself. It's not "live" imagery, but it's equally accurate - and beautiful.
EDIT: It has definitely something to do with cropping, I think: if you look at nearby areas, the angles of the crop lines are clearly visible.
Sloppy work, if that's what it is...
[edit on 21-6-2008 by Vanitas]