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NASA coordinated with Microsoft to make images from its portfolio of astronomical and planetary content available through WorldWide Telescope, including images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Originally posted by boaby_phet
are you really sure?
7. Can you explain the fact that the area at (5h 53m 27s, -6 10' 58") has been blackened out in Google Sky and Microsoft Telescope? People suggest that these have been blackened out because those are the co-ordinates where Nibiru is located at present.
Several people have asked me about this blank rectangle in Orion in Google Sky, which is a presentation of images from the Sloan Digital Survey. This can't be a "hiding place" for Nibiru, since it is a part of the sky that could be seen from almost everywhere on the Earth in the winter of 2007-08 when much of the talk about Nibiru began. That would contradict the claims that Nibiru was hiding behind the Sun or that it could be seen only from the southern hemisphere. But I too was curious about this blank rectangle, so I asked a friend who is a senior scientist at Google. He replied that he "found out that the missing data is due to a processing error in the image stitching program we use to display the Sloan survey images. The team assures me that in the next run through, this will be fixed!"
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
So not only are satellites being affected by this "something", but comets are also affected, and now an unexpected secular increase in the astronomical unit, or the distance between the planets and the Sun has been found to have increased.
Originally posted by Copernicus
reply to post by Pauligirl
What would you expect them to say to explain the missing picture?
One argument that I have seen several times is that the object is “over the south pole” and cannot be seen (yet). Here’s the problem with that claim: Melbourne, Austrailia sits at about 37 degrees South. The location of the South Africa Large Telescope sits at about 34 degrees South. There are observatories in Argentina and Chile as far south as 35 degrees. There is no point in the southern sky that is not covered by one or more telescopes! In order to ‘hide’ from these telescopes, this object would have to travel in an impossible spiral shaped path to stay close to the sun! Even that would not help, because we have telescopes that watch the sun ( SOHO and STEREO ) and which have detected near sun objects such as comets!
Another argument I've seen several times is that NASA, the U.S. Government (in fact all world governments), the NWO and for all I know the ENC are suppressing information on a patch of sky near Orion. They've called this (cue ominous music) "The Orion Anomaly" . See, if you go to any of the big name online sky sites like Google Sky, or Microsoft World-Wide Telescope, there is a sinister black square in Orion! (click for an image on Universe Today) Obviously "they" are keeping it secret! Unfortunately for these conspiracy theorists, there's a simple explanation.
All of the sites use the same source for their optical data: The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). This is an automated all sky optical survey, and the data are pretty good. However, in any automated survey sometimes garbage creeps in. When I first fired up the Microsoft World-Wide Telescope, I found several of these. This is an image artifact. It appears to be a shot of the underside of the instrument package on a telescope, taken during daylight. In other words, its a glitch in the data. The "anomaly" is just another glitch. Also, this area of the sky is prominently viewable from both the Southern and Northern hemispheres. I can see it in the early evening from my location with no difficulty. There is no object there.