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posted on Aug, 9 2004 @ 09:40 PM
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Found this picture on the SOHO site today.....



It looks like there are streaks coming from the bright object and going in two different directions. Also, the bright object doesn't appear in the photo before or after this one. Anyone out there with real knowledge about what could possibly cause this on a photo from the SOHO satellite?




posted on Aug, 9 2004 @ 09:53 PM
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Could be a heat spot on one of the cameras pixels. Does get them sometimes



posted on Aug, 9 2004 @ 09:55 PM
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There's a number of things that can cause that. I don't know that we've got any astronomers here, but you can ask at www.badastronomy.com 's forums and there ARE professional astronomers there and you will have an answer in a few hours.



posted on Aug, 9 2004 @ 09:58 PM
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I found an old picture, and this one has a comet!

spaceweather.com...

[edit on 8/9/2004 by jp1111]



posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 10:23 AM
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Originally posted by Makuahine
It looks like there are streaks coming from the bright object and going in two different directions. Also, the bright object doesn't appear in the photo before or after this one. Anyone out there with real knowledge about what could possibly cause this on a photo from the SOHO satellite?



Hi, Mak:

To me, it looks like it could be a comet. Comets always have their tails pointed away from the sun when they are close. I guess that I'd better go check SOHO. I usually check it later in the afternoon.

Tiza



posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 12:05 PM
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Originally posted by Makuahine
It looks like there are streaks coming from the bright object and going in two different directions. Also, the bright object doesn't appear in the photo before or after this one. Anyone out there with real knowledge about what could possibly cause this on a photo from the SOHO satellite?


Mak:
Can you link us to this image at SOHO, please. I have gone there and cannot find this picture. I notice it's 19:42. There isn't a 19:42 unless I'm looking at the wrong thing.

Thanks,
Tiza



posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 05:07 PM
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Sure - here's the link:
sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov...
It's near the bottom of the page now and it will probably be moved off to an archive page (as opposed to the "latest images" page) in a few hours.



posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 05:43 PM
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Originally posted by Makuahine
Sure - here's the link:
sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov...
It's near the bottom of the page now and it will probably be moved off to an archive page (as opposed to the "latest images" page) in a few hours.


Thanks, Mak. I was looking at the latest images page at that place kind of in the middle. I just just looking in the wrong place.

Tiza





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