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Originally posted by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
reply to post by Vandalour
Come on.... how the hell ca anyone say what that is? Could be anything.... could be another planet for all we know....
Or it could be a Mothership refuelling and on its way to Earth as described in the Ancient texts of the Mayan!!
Well put! I agree.
Originally posted by Illustronic
There's two trains of thoughts here, one is the pragmatic based observational dissection of equipment involved in providing the sensory data (the images) and some orbital dynamics basic background knowledge that leads to the determination that said body cannot be in close proximity of the Planet Mercury and appear that size without perturbing the orbit of Mercury which could easily be calculated, or its a reactive imaging anomaly.
Originally posted by Afterthought
reply to post by jonnywhite
Aliens in my toilet?
Sure, after I toss the toilet paper in.
Light reflecting inside the telescope optics, and diffracting off edges within the telescopes, can produce some interesting effects. Consider this series of images showing the planet Venus leaving the field of view of the HI1-B telescope between Janary 26-31, 2009. As Venus approaches the edge of the field-of-view, a ring shape is seen apparently coming out of the planet. This is caused by reflections of the bright planet off of the camera barrel. (If you look closely at the full-field version of the January 26, 2009 image above, you'll see a large, faint bubble on the left side of the image, which is also an internal reflection of Venus.) The ring grows progressively larger as time goes by. On January 31, a horizontal streak appears near the position where Venus disappeared. This latter effect is caused by diffraction off of the optical baffles
Originally posted by FlyingSpaghettiMonster
reply to post by RickyVelveeta
Full of knowledge is better than full of hot air.
Originally posted by Droogie
I doubt that any of you has got any idea of what we're looking at. That's why you shouldn't jump to any conclusions whatsoever, because there are people around here that are very knowledgable regarding YT videos such as this.
I've seen a number of them explained in prosaic terms, and I'm sure this is one of them. Stupid people such as us, who don't know the we're looking at, shouldn't jump the gun by being convinced this is a UFO as big as mercury. Because, although we realize we're idiots, we don't believe this is necessarily a UFO.