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Hahaha, we don't understand it, so it must just be an illusion! That's the great logic of science my friends. Deny what you can't explain or don't understand.
One scientist believes it might be a mirage
Well, that does seem possible I suppose, but very unlikely. Why do they think the picture isn't just a fake? Did lots of people see this or something?
In terms of an optical explanation, he said, "You would have to assume it is particles of ice or something in the atmosphere aligned in such a way that they would refract the sunlight at that very small angle, but only in one direction. It would require some fairly peculiar characteristics."
Originally posted by TheOneElectric
reply to post by Xcathdra
If you used your eyes, and your reading comprehension skills, plus the damned internet for comparison pictures...you can tell its not a sundog. I'm not saying nibiru, because it could be a different optical illusion. However, its not a sundog.
Phage =/= Fact
Only, that's not a sundog in the china video, or in the other videos which are surfacing in the past couple of weeks. It's either an exact copy of the sun, somehow reflected/refracted next to itself, or an object. Not a sundog, they're easy to spot.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
Originally posted by Phage
It's an atmospheric effect referred to as a sundog.
Originally posted by Essan
Any explanation has to include why hundreds of millions other people didn't see the same thing. It was only witnessed by one person (or group of persons) in one specific place.
Getting WISE about Nemesis
Summary: Is our Sun part of a binary star system? An unseen companion star, nicknamed “Nemesis,” may be sending comets towards Earth. If Nemesis exists, NASA’s new WISE telescope should be able to spot it.
A dark object may be lurking near our solar system, occasionally kicking comets in our direction.
Nicknamed “Nemesis” or “The Death Star,” this undetected object could be a red or brown dwarf star, or an even darker presence several times the mass of Jupiter.
Does the Sun Have a Dark Companion?
June 28, 1982
When scientists noticed that Uranus wasn't following its predicted orbit for example, they didn't question their theories. Instead they blamed the anomalies on an as yet unseen planet and, sure enough, Neptune was discovered in 1846.
Now astronomers are using the same strategy to explain quirks in the orbits of Uranus and Neptune. According to John Anderson of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., this odd behavior suggests that the sun has an unseen companion, a dark star gravitationally bound to it but billions of miles away.