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Object near the Sun, seems to be heading toward the Sun

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posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 02:00 PM
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Am I mistaken or were we also looking at a clydrical shape near the sun yesterday as well? Check out this thread to see the object near the Sahara desert. Are they the same?

www.abovetopsecret.com...




posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 02:08 PM
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I am new to the group and thought this article about U.K. Crop circles may be relevant to the topic. I apologize if this has already been posted.

www.earthfiles.com...



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 02:32 PM
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I said nothing, I just posted the Vid ..



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 02:56 PM
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It's most likely a comet. They are very common- Look here:
sungrazer.nrl.navy.mil...

OR

It's Mercury, who is forcasted to pass by on July 6th.
sungrazer.nrl.navy.mil.../transits_2009



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 03:04 PM
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You're welcome! Difficult to envision without a reference or image.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 03:26 PM
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Good to note.
Astrology seems to do more harm than good when it is promoted as a predictive system. The stress generated by anticipated events is not healthy and has an adverse effect on mental outlook.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 03:32 PM
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Great site for info! They weed out the artifacts and identity comets, asteroids and planets. Hopefully we'll have news soon about what the object is. Still guessing it's a planet.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 04:40 PM
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Isn't that Mercury? IF NOT... where is Mercury?



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 04:47 PM
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Hmm, I wonder if it's Nibiru... wasn't it suppose to pass by with the Sun before it made it's famous 2012 collision/crossing with Eath?


[edit on 7/2/2009 by JoeyGowdy]



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 05:16 PM
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Here is the satellite and inner planet positions as of 6-29:



I believe that we are all rotating around the sun "to the right", the inner planets rotating faster than the earth and satellites.


And the most current pic of the object in question:




Here is some more info about CORONAGRAPHS, which is the type of instrument taking these.


stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov...




A Coronagraph is an instrument which studies the Sun's outer atmosphere, the corona. From Earth the corona is most easily seen during a total solar eclipse. It is also possible to cover the bright disk of the Sun with a disk to create a sort of mini-eclipse and allows us to see the Sun's fainter outer atmosphere. If we do this from space we do not have to worry about the bright blue sky which makes this harder to do from Eath's surface. Each STEREO spacecraft has two coronagraphs which study the Sun from space. These two coronagraphs, which are part of STEREO's SECCHI suite of imagers, have different fields of view, using different sized occulting disks to allow us to see the faint corona at different distances from the Sun's surface.



The image is from STEREO SECCHI's Cor2 coronagraph on the Ahead spacecraft. The white circle shows the size and location of the Sun's surface. The color isn't "real". We color code the images so we can tell them apart quickly. The main feature to notice in this image is a faint coronal mass ejection (CME). CMEs are huge magnetic eruptions which blast off the Sun and can affect us here on Earth.




So as described above, the "white circle" in the very middle is the actual size of the sun.
The two different coronagraph images being produced from both the "ahead" and "behind" sat's are colored red and green respectively, with green being a more "zoomed in" image:





Keep in mind that the object in question looks to be roughly 1/20 the size of the white circle drawn in the center (the sun). Mercury is not 1/20 the size of the sun.

[edit on 2-7-2009 by Paroxysm]



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by Paroxysm

Keep in mind that the object in question looks to be roughly 1/20 the size of the white circle drawn in the center (the sun). Mercury is not 1/20 the size of the sun.

[edit on 2-7-2009 by Paroxysm]


Keep in mind that the sensors of the camera tend to make bright point sources of light appear larger than they are (re: LASCO image of planets).

It looks like Mercury is moving on its way behind the Sun (counterclockwise) just as it should be. Because it is in a much closer orbit, it is moving much faster than the satellite.


[edit on 7/2/2009 by Phage]



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 06:01 PM
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Originally posted by Phage

(re: LASCO image of planets).



Speaking of LASCO, which keep in mind is aboard the SOHO satellite, aprox 1.5 Million miles closer to the sun than the earth, AND STEREO satellites. It too now has something funky coming into view:



sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov...

It almost looks like it has wings...and a tail of debris....does this sound like any of our existing planets?

I think more likely you are finally getting some initial views of...


[edit on 2-7-2009 by Paroxysm]



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 06:09 PM
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Soho is 1.5 million kilometers closer to the Sun. That's 932056 miles, only 1% difference in orbital radius.

The "wings" are another result of the sensors inability to deal with bright points of light. It's called "blooming"
soho.nascom.nasa.gov...

It could be Mercury just coming into the field of view.

edit: probably not.

[edit on 7/2/2009 by Phage]



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 06:19 PM
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Wow, I am glad people are posting the lastest pictures here, so I dont' have to go and hunt them down. Looks like something interesting is out in space. Also, in 20 days time will be a solar eclipse - I would love to be at a spot to see this one. There may be some very interesting objects that will be viewable durinig it.




posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 07:59 PM
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I've been reading posts on this site and have never felt the need to post anything until now. I went to the website you listed and looked around. I decided to click on "Current Plans" on the left side, under "Planning". NOW I feel the need to post something...

It lists what NASA is planning for 2009, with lots of wording that I do not understand. Then in 2010 and 2011, the list gets smaller....In 2012 they have four things planned until August, but nothing after that date.... and NOTHING in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, they start to list activities again - 5 of them - and 3 of those 5 are "spacecraft behind sun."

Is it just me or is that VERY VERY odd???? Why have a list of activities until fall of 2012, and then nothing for 2 1/2 years...and then when they resume "activities"...they do so in 2015 and the things they list only have to do with the sun??? Please someone go check this out, because I have read up on the 2012 theories extensively, but there was always some doubt as to whether I fully bought into it. That doubt is now gone.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 08:05 PM
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That gave me chills...and goose bumps. wtf? good find.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 08:14 PM
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What sucks about finding that is that it isn't someone's opinion, or theory, or anything else that enables someone to dismiss it for one reason or another. That is a NASA website, obviously a section that was not intended for others to view, and the whole 2012 threat feels so much more real to me now.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 08:25 PM
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Could you link the page in question.

I am there but can't find the page you're describing, sorry a little slow today.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 08:29 PM
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stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov...

I hope I did that right..let me know if I didn't!



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 08:51 PM
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Don't go running off and being crazy...even though I'm still standing by my opinion that we are seeing Nibiru....


Per NASA, STEREO was just a 2 year mission, which looks like it's been given a little bit of an extension:

www.nasa.gov...






About STEREO STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) is the third mission in NASA's Solar Terrestrial Probes program (STP). This two-year mission, launched October 2006, will provide a unique and revolutionary view of the Sun-Earth System. The two nearly identical observatories - one ahead of Earth in its orbit, the other trailing behind - will trace the flow of energy and matter from the Sun to Earth. They will reveal the 3D structure of coronal mass ejections; violent eruptions of matter from the sun that can disrupt satellites and power grids, and help us understand why they happen. STEREO will become a key addition to the fleet of space weather detection satellites by providing more accurate alerts for the arrival time of Earth-directed solar ejections with its unique side-viewing perspective.


Check out their new Satellite which is being sent up in November SDO (Solar Dynamic Observatory)

sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov...

Also per NASA, on that page just linked, regarding the new SDO:



The spacecraft is being designed to fly for five years. However, since satellites go through a lot of testing and retesting, they often keep working long past their initial mission life. SOHO for example, which was built to fly for five years, in 2005 celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2005!



Here is some of the future missions which they have laid out plans for, that extend well past the next 5 years:

www.nasa.gov...



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