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Originally posted by Logman
This thread proves ATS is littered with extremely dumb and unenlightened individuals.
People think that Google Sky is real time and updates every minute.
Yes, you can now see Nibiru - where it was in 2007.
If it was by the sun in 2007 then how come we didn't all die yet?
Why 2007? Because you're all very, very stupid.
Comet 2010 X1 Elenin, Nibiru and Google Sky
Virtual telescopes such as Google Sky, World Wide Telescope and Wiki Sky have allowed people to explore the sky in great detail at many different wavelengths. However, if you are not familiar with the sky some things may be of great puzzlement; especially the difference in view between the infrared sky views and the visual data.
First off you should know something about the images. All the programs use the same databases, for example the Palomar Deep Sky Survey for visual data, and the IRAS survey for infrared images. There are (very) minor discrepancies in the location and appearance of objects between the three programs due to they way the images are digitized/compressed and stitched together, but they are using exactly same images.
Another thing to remember is that the DSS plates date from 1956-1958 (yes, that's right), and the IRAS images date from 1983. So they reflect the sky situation decades ago. Nonetheless, the sky revealed by these images can be quite astounding.
Take for example this image of a bright, angry looking object in the IR view of Google Sky (top image, also seen in world wide telescope and wiki sky, search on the following coordinates 09:47:27, 13:16:27), absent from the visible light view (below image).
This object is now being touted as comet Elenin, a while ago it was being touted as Nibiru. In fact it is is the carbon star CW Leonis (also known as IRC +10216, PK 221+45 1 and the Peanut Nebula). CW Leonis is the brightest object in the 10 ?m infrared sky, and well known to experienced observers. But if you are new to the field, it can look quite mysterious.
look up in the mornig before sunrise.. and come on like you can see that far with the naked eyes
Originally posted by boncho
reply to post by Angelicdefender2012
You don't even have to zoom. To give you an idea how close this monster planet is to us....
I looked outside, it wasn't there.
Now if you go watch the movie Independence Day you can see aliens invading the world....
Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
So we have different people claiming it is this star or that star. Proof positive that no one really knows wtf it is, IMO
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Great, great, great, movie reference. But soooooo true. I had to star you on those merits alone.
Originally posted by PathDv8
All I know is that I can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking my head up a bull's anus, but I'd rather take a butcher's word for it.
Originally posted by Saint Exupery
Yeah, yeah, "Made you look!"
For those of you who don't know, using Google Sky to find an uncharted planet or comet is like using Google Earth to watch a parade.