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Originally posted by SonicInfinity
reply to post by Xcathdra
Yes, because we all know that Phage's opinion is the only one that matters, and his word is absolute and cannot be disputed.
You know how semi-attractive women will go to parties with ugly women to make themselves appear more desirable? In this case, the people screaming that this is Nibiru are the ugly women. When you've got countless new users screaming Nibiru and a popular user known by all offering a scientific explanation, it's no wonder.
Originally posted by Ghost375
reply to post by Screwed
I think someones mad they flunked outta biology 101. You left out the word "fully"; they can't FULLY explain it. MANY scientific things can't be fully explained, fundamental things like gravity can't even be fully explained, neither can evolution. They both are true though.
Jim Kaler, an astronomer at the University of Illinois who is very interested in the sun, and who has written numerous books about it, said that the second sun which appeared over China is actually an effect of optical refraction. He states that the video was not altered, and that the reason why the second sun appeared is simply because of the atmosphere which refracted the light in a peculiar manner.
Life's Little Mysteries consulted several atmospheric optics experts. None of them had ever seen anything quite like the effect shown in the video.
"This is not a common optical phenomenon that we're seeing here," said Grant Perry, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Institute for Satellite and Meteorological Studies. "I'm asking myself if this is an artifact of the lens, but if that were the case – if it's reflections of the lens elements – then the images would move in relation to each other as the camera moves," Perry said. "But that doesn't happen."
Several related atmospheric optical effects are fully explained by science. Sun dogs, sunset mirages, sun pillars and sun halos are all relatively common and well understood. But not this effect.
Originally posted by Regenmacher
If it was another solar body, you can bet it would get more exposure than just a crappy Chinese video...lol
Originally posted by GoldenFleece
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.
How bizarre that numerous reports and videos of "twin suns" are pouring in from around the world, but the only video that's been officially acknowledged is the Chinese MSM news story.
Here are a few of the many other "twin sun" videos:
edit on 3/5/2011 by GoldenFleece because: (no reason given)