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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by H1ght3chHippie
As with most things like this on ATS you will find little agreement that it was "solved".
However the proposal that it is an object "bouncing off the Sun", it would have to be traveling at several times the speed of light.
On the other hand, the "object" is exactly the same color as the setting sun and since mirage effects are frequently seen as the sun approaches the horizon it is a bit more reasonable to conclude that this is such an effect ... Despite what the excitable newscasters (who sound to be typical newsroom fools) have to say about it. "BAM!", indeed.