posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 08:49 PM
reply to post by Phage
Considering that they all appear identical, I am inclined to think that they may be due to a dead receptor/cell inside the camera on the imaging
It is interesting to note that the original anomaly has only been imaged once. If you activate the "Spacecraft Imagery" check-box in google earth
you can see that the original point in question is missed by more detailed imaging satellite images.
Normally when an anomaly is found on a satellite image, it will be left on the said image until the satellite updates the the area and if the
second(third, fourth, etc...) image doesn't show an identical anomaly then the anomaly can be proven to have been a glitch caused by a stray electron
due to ionising radiation, static, etc...
Glitches in images are commonplace in any environment that is susceptible to ionising radiation. You can see evidence of this in this footage from
inside the Chernobyl reactor at this link.
You can see quite a few such flashes at around the 30 sec mark but they last right though the video. (the sound is pretty woeful at the start but it
I wouldn't say that it's "definitely" an imaging glitch, though it appears to be the most likely answer.
Time will tell