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Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by tsurfer2000h
And by the way this video is a very intriguing one if you ask me.
Yes it is... in fact its one of the first ones that I have seen that actually has something observed for a long term that doesn't fit the normal 'explanations'
I WAS ASKING about that particular video, since it hadn't (I thought) been posted for comment. SO WHAT if it's two years old?
If this has been posted before, then Im guessing it was a while back and many new members haven't gotten a chance to see it. If it hasn't been then well good, we get to see something that perhaps NASA has known about for awhile now as well. What do you folks think this is? I don't think a meteor would take three days to cross the sun and change direction and shape would it?
What do you folks think this is?
Does it seem, though, IF someone writes a completely fictional book, and then markets it as "truth"....that isn't deceptive?? They are certainly free to find a niche market, if they can. BUT, it is also important to point out LIES too. Look around you at any number of publications, and then separate the wheat from the chaff.....
Originally posted by tsurfer2000h
They are probably working feverishly trying to find a way to debunk it. I mean it is hard to just say it is the usual things, because this has been around for 2 years which should have been enough time to figure out what debunks it. That makes me think that no one has been able to do it and maybe there is something to it.
The spacecraft was launched on December 2, 1995, and it has been steadily observing the Sun ever since. Over the next two years, five additional spacecraft will join SOHO to observe the Sun. ESA is involved in two of these spacecraft: Solar B, and Proba-2. NASA will launch the STEREO pair of spacecraft, as well as the Solar Dynamics Orbiter in 2008.
New funding, to extend the mission of ESA’s venerable solar watchdog SOHO, will ensure it plays a leading part in the fleet of solar spacecraft scheduled to be launched over the next few years.
I watched the video--once I turned the music down--and didn't see anything unusual. First, there is a lot of frame to frame variation due to video compression. If you want to do real analysis, get the original uncompressed files.
I also saw some dust in the vicinity of SOHO. Remember that with optical systems, dust near the focal point can look quite large. SOHO is located in the Earth-Sun L1 point, which is inherently dusty. To give you some idea, go out on a clear, dark night--camping in the mountains is fine, or just a vacation there. Deserts also work, but are not as nice to visit during the day.
If you look in the sky directly opposite the sun's location, you will see a diffuse glow. This is sunlight reflected from dust in or near the Earth-Sun L2 position. L1 is not quite as dusty, but close. (L4 and L5 contain more dust but spread over a larger area. You can't see those glows with the naked eye as the L4 and L5 points are much further away from Earth.) Oh, and you can't see L3 from Earth at all. ;-)
As for the black spot, this looks to be a rat. ;-) That is the name given to cosmic ray hits on the camera sensor that are not in the plane of the sensor. They look black because the cosmic ray hit effectively shorts the CCD cells around the hit for a short period of time, so no photons are counted.
To make a long lesson quite short, the remote sensing crowd in the space and intelligence communities have now had 50 years of collective experience with all sorts of fruit and other artifacts that can show up in radar and visual image data. I don't know of any university that has a Master's or PhD program specifically in this area, but I know a few Astrophysics professors who spent decades learning the tricks of the trade. (I worked on the design and development side of the industry, so my exposure is mostly from watching the experts tear into a design and look for potential error and failure sources.)
Originally posted by backinblack
Yes, it's clearly moving so it's not a lens artifact..
Originally posted by chrismarco
nor does someone have the facts to say it is a ufo in the traditional sense i.e. alien...so technically it unidentified but I can't say that it's flying..
Originally posted by weedwhacker
Tragically, people will just swallow some anonymous YouTube video post, and its claims, without critical question. To understand the technical details of how, in this case, SOHO works, and the science behind it.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
Does this look familiar?