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Originally posted by spearhead
this is cheap but affective.
the yellow dot is the sun, the black dot is the camera.
the black line is the window and the grey line represents the flow of light into a camera lens.
this is what creates the second planet.
Originally posted by Dr.Creagula
Lol i just remembered that we revolve around the sun so this planet x might be visible somewhere else (depending on its revolution). If planet x exists this is not it. Remember a planet will not appear to be even close to the size of our sun ESPECIALLY if its behind our sun. There are some simple facts people should remember. To me it feels like some people in this site are hungry for attention.
Another New Comet – C/2009 G1 (STEREO)
Originally posted by masterp
reply to post by Verklagekasper
How come the reflection is so bright?
NASA's STEREO-B spacecraft is monitoring a pair of active regions hidden behind the sun's eastern limb. They are the bright "hot spots" in this photo taken by STEREO-B's extreme ultraviolet telescope just a few hours ago:
On May 5th and 6th, magnetic fields in the vicinity of these regions erupted, hurling at least three coronal mass ejections (CMEs) into space. Since then, no explosions have been observed. The sunspots probably located at the base of these active regions might be in decay--or they might be regrouping for a new round of CMEs. We'll find out when the sun's rotation turns the active zone toward Earth for a better view in the days ahead. Readers with solar telescopes should train their optics on the eastern limb.
HERE THEY COME: The first of two new active regions, described below, is emerging over the sun's northeastern limb. Click on the links for photos: from Pete Lawrence of Selsey, West Sussex, UK; from from Jesper Sorensen of Kastrup, Denmark.
There is a picture posted at www.cyberspaceorbit.com... which is called the "Ra" image because there is a feature that looks like the symbol for the Egyptian god Ra. This is a perfect example of a bright object blooming. If you go through the SOHO archive, you'll see this happening whenever a bright object is in the image. Venus is the brightest thing you'll see, and it blooms quite a bit. I don't know what was in the SOHO field in the Ra image, but it was bright and it bloomed (it may have been a very energetic CR). Those "wings" are not real. They are simply electrons that overflowed inside the CCD itself.
You can see several examples on this page: www.iwonderproductions.com... In fact, the explanation given by Joe Gurman on that page is correct, and the webpage author didn't believe him. The cosmic rays and bright objects give the same shape every time because what's happening is inside the CCD, not on the sky.