posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 10:53 AM
Cameras on board the SOHO used for imaging are called CCDs, for Charge-Coupled Device. When cosmic rays hit a CCD, they dump their energy into a
pixel, making it look very bright. Sometime, if the impact angle is low, the CR leaves a streak like the ones seen in the images posted by Phage in
his post above. Sometimes at the end of the streak, it can suddenly dump lots of energy into the pixels, making what looks like a spray.
Now many claim that these are so called 'sun cruisers' or 'massive UFOs'. Or UFOs trailing exhaust gas or even firing off some kinda laser weapons!!
It's nothing of the sort. But then, the 'believers' would love to believe anything!!
edit on 1-3-2011 by OrionHunterX because: (no reason