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LASCO C3 Object even more perplexing now

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posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 01:22 PM
I just double-checked in Stellarium, the only planet to come this close to the corona is Mercury but this has a different path and Mercury would appear to be larger due to its closer proximity.

Here's an example of what Mercury and other planets look like on C3:

Also, I just received this response from NASA/ESA:

Bernhard Fleck to me
show details 2:33 PM (4 minutes ago)
Unfortunately, we have very limited DSN contacts these weeks (DSN = Deep Space Network: The reason is that the the recently launche GRAIL mission ( requires extra DSN support during its Early Operations phase. Instead of the usual 4-6 hourly contacts with the DSN stations every 8 hours we now have only very brief contacts (1-2 hours), sometimes separated by as much as 16 hours or more. The data are stored on-board and will eventually be downlinked (unless we loose additional contacts, in which case data stored on board will be over-written, because of the limited storage space).

STEREO is similarly impacted and actually may loose data.

This period of high contention should end in a few weeks.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,

Dr. Bernhard Fleck

SOHO Project Scientist, European Space Agency

What is this object? Does anybody have any more ideas?
edit on 29-9-2011 by Sp1k3 because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 01:25 PM
The video is not showing up...the link is messed up. Try again.

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