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"Spiral UFO" Photographed by Hubble -- in the Asteroid Belt!!

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posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 10:14 AM
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Sorta spiral shaped, maybe more cross-shaped...

but weird all the same...

Suspected Asteroid Collision Leaves Odd X-Pattern of Suspected Asteroid Collision Leaves Odd X-Pattern of Trailing Debris

hubblesite.org...

FEBRUARY 2, 2010: Something awfully curious is happening 100 million miles from Earth in the asteroid belt. There's a newly discovered object that superficially looks like a comet but lives among the asteroids. The distinction? Comets swoop along elliptical orbits close in to the Sun and grow long gaseous and dusty tails, as ices near the surface turn into vapor and release dust. But asteroids are mostly in circular orbits in the asteroid belt and are not normally expected to be "volatile."

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posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 10:23 AM
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hmm that is odd looking, i wonder what it is exactly


i can see a couple possibilities of it being a natural phenomenon, and then of course my imagination can think up exciting less plausible ideas fairly easy



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 10:30 AM
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No idea what this is, if it is natural or unnatural...

But, all I gotta say is....

COOL!!!!!



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 10:45 AM
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It looks like Poseidon's Trident flaming through the skies.
Or a ship with three prongs at the front.



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 10:49 AM
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just amazing !!!

but I don't see spiral.

waiting for more info

[edit on 2-2-2010 by mixmix]



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 10:57 AM
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I'm leaning toward natural...Jim, surely some contact of yours knows someone who has observed/ studied something similar to this, no? I know you're researching as I speak...great find, anyway. Thanks!



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:15 AM
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The tail is about 300 kilometers long. Near the front of the object is a 650 foot space rock. Being as it simply "appeared" it's most likely the collision of a large asteroid and a smaller one and the tail is the debris field. The smaller object was probably only a few meters across and it hit with a glancing blow.



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:16 AM
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It looks like the "rear" section of this object has been hit with another flying bit of space crap. Its a pretty shape that the tail is making, but theres no actual evidence that this is anything but an intrestingly shaped asteroid.



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:25 AM
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hey...its planet "X" its about time we can see it

but seriously that is the strangest asteroid I have ever seen



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:27 AM
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Wait till phage comes along, hell say its a galactic jelly fish debris from a japanese school project and get 7 stars! (Joking phage we love you really!)


In my opinion

Its either the flagship of the galactic space, the citadel council:



Or its a proper et craft, who knows?



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:30 AM
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Stunning photograph!

I do however think we need some experts on the subject at hand! Otherwise we will come to some lame conclusion like most of the threads on stuff like this!



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:35 AM
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reply to post by JimOberg
 

The Hopi crowd will be touting "Blue Katchina" (forgive the spelling if wrong).

Personally, I just want to watch how it plays out. That is if we can hear the truth of the matter.

The Blue Star

[edit on 2-2-2010 by win 52]



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:36 AM
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I make some zoom
Inverted colors
Modified brightness

enjoy !!





Haydn_17:
Where do you find this beautyfull spaceship picture ?

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posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:43 AM
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It does somewhat look like a trident lol. Hmm I wish I could remember the name of that new movie comin out about poseidon's son or somethin like that. Coincidence? :O



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:49 AM
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Im more curious about the bright spot on the left "wing" of the "ship" , how well do comets give off strong reflections or that possibility of an asteroid giving off reflections?

Metal alloys in the asteroid? or the ice on the comet reflecting the sun?


It looks like some kind of ship that just flew through an ice storm and now all the ice is coming off of it.

Or its damaged and theres a huge leak in it,

I can see 3 distinct "wings" on it, the 4th one looks damaged , thats saying if they are wings and thats how they all should look like.


Idk , anymore pics of it ?



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:51 AM
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Looks like that bright little sphere tunneled through space.



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:52 AM
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Very interesting for sure but according to the rest of the article,

The observations show a bizarre X-pattern of filamentary structures near the point-like nucleus of the object and trailing streamers of dust. This complex structure suggests the object is not a comet but instead the product of a head-on collision between two asteroids traveling five times faster than a rifle bullet. Astronomers have long thought that the asteroid belt is being ground down through collisions, but such a smashup has never before been seen.


So it seems to be a piece of debris that was hit just right?

From what I gather it's nothing to terribly special but I've been wrong before.

So there you have it, experts concluded already.

Edit: Thought I pasted it all.


[edit on 2-2-2010 by Crossfate]



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:52 AM
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I am reminded of Hanny's Voorwerp. I know this will make science minded folks cringe, but I asked Grandfather Gashweseoma what he thought it was and he replied instantly, "Ma'saw." The truth is scientist don't know what it is so in the mean time it is Ma'saw.

Thanks for the post.



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:53 AM
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Honestly I'm not sure what I'm looking at. My first thought was that it is the product of a collision, something less dense made a glancing blow of a harder object and the debris exploded like a snowball?

Cool find OP, star and flag



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:54 AM
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The possible explanation that was given on that link sounds plausible to me:

This complex structure suggests the object is not a comet but instead the product of a head-on collision between two asteroids traveling five times faster than a rifle bullet. Astronomers have long thought that the asteroid belt is being ground down through collisions, but such a smashup has never before been seen.
Still, it's a beautiful image, and if this explanation ends up being accurate, then it's amazing to be able to see what I think would be a relatively difficult event to capture in an image.



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