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Originally posted by havok
I've checked it out and come to the conclusion that this is merely a photographic blunder. Maybe a line where two photos meet?
Even a laser beam wouldn't show up as a single streak in a photo. Unless it was a time-lapse photom, with a smoke screen.
Of course, it could be something else...
Originally posted by stanlee
well under the hypothetical assumption that its real: you guys forgot to factor in smaller objects. Let us say it is real. the possibility is great that the objects utilising this beam are too small to be seen in comparison to the stars in the back.
Originally posted by jkrog08
It looks like one of the many artifacts that are seen in Google Earth/Sky, just related to the cropping and pasting of multiple images, some are lens artifacts too.
•Field-of-View Images: outline image of the angular area viewed by Chandra for each observation
When the mouse cursor moves over one of the field-of-view line segments, the outline of the region changes color (to red); when it is clicked, information about the ObsID is displayed in a balloon.
The grid appears over the earth imagery as red lines, with each latitude/longitude degree line labeled in an axis across the center of the 3D viewer. You can position a astronomical feature in the 3D viewer and determine its basic spatial coordinates using this grid. As you zoom in, the level of detail of the degree lines increases.
Originally posted by DeltaPan
photographic anomally either in process or matching up as you mentioned.
Nothing to see here folks, imho.
[edit on 8-8-2009 by DeltaPan]
Nothing to see here folks,