One of the things that I find extremely interesting in this thread, is the reaction of people who see a video or picture posted and quickly announce:
"That is something that is real and there, and it must be HUGE."
I think the majority of the people that do this have a logic that is biased because they start with a conclusion, and then try to make the evidence
fit that conclusion.
That's not how investigative work is suppose to happen. You do not assume a conclusion and then make the evidence fit it. You work the evidence to
see where it takes you, and then that should be your conclusion.
I've seen statements in this thread such as:
"It's obviously a object that is there because of the light reflecting on it."
"It's obviously a object because it's emitting light."
Other words being tossed around too, such as "Photon Beams" , etc.
Let us take a look at the evidence first. Assume NOTHING. Be objective, instead of subjective. You can believe that the universe is teaming with life
(something I subscribe to), but at the same time you can be objective by not assuming that said alien life is visiting us or is in orbit around our
sun. Assuming that they are here and around the sun in this case is a subjective opinion or belief.
First, I notice a lot of you use the Helioviewer
to look at the sun and what is going on with it.
That is wonderful, and is just like someone who may not own a telescope, but goes out to look at the night sky.
But do you know what it is that you are looking at when you watch the pretty and amazing pictures of our sun when you do use that site?
Here is a web link that will tell you all about the Solar Dynamics Observatory
. What equipment it uses.
The picture that we are presented with by the OP, was taken by the
Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA)
consists of the following:
The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA), led from the Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL), provides full-disk imaging of the
Sun in ten white light, ultraviolet and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) band passes at high spatial and temporal resolution. The four telescopes that
provided the individual light feeds for the instrument were designed and built at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). Unfortunately,
after launch it was discovered that there is a speck of dust on the CCD.
Specifically the AIA takes images in the following electromagnetic spectrum:
White Light (this is the visible spectrum, what we can see with our eyes), 170 nm, 160 nm, 33.5 nm, 30.4 nm, 21.1 nm, 19.3 nm, 17.1 nm, 13.1 nm, and
nm = Nanometers
The Visible Spectrum
that we see with our eyes is around 390 nm to 750 nm:
So the majority of the pictures the AIA is taking (9 of them) are in the EUV or Extreme Ultraviolet range.
Let us take a look at that. Anyone here can follow a long by going to the Helioviewer link I provided up at the top. For the date, set it to
2012/07/22, then set the time for 14:40:46, then jump down and set the Observatory to SDO, and the Instrument and Detector to AIA. Then you have a
list of spectrum you can set. Here is what you'll see:
"94" is the 9.4 nm range taken at 14:41:02:
"131" is the 13.1 nm range taken at 14:40:57:
"171" is the 17.1 nm range taken at 14:40:36:
"193" is the 19.3 nm range taken at 14:40:31:
"211" is the 21.1 nm range taken at 14:40:48:
"304" is the 30.4 nm range taken at 14:40:44:
"335" is the 33.5 nm range taken at 14:40:03:
"1600" is the 160.0 nm range taken at 14:41:05 :
"1700" is the 170.0 nm range taken at 14:40:31:
"4500" is the 450.0 nm range only pic in the visible spectrum of light taken at 15:00:08:
So as you can see each picture was taken at different times, and the "object" is only visible in the 33.5 nm range. The next picture is the 170.0 nm
range taken 28 seconds later.
So we have a single picture, of something visible in the EUV part of the spectrum, be we do not know it's distance nor size (remember, 2D pictures
with no reference and you can not determine the range or size of the object), nor if there was any motion.
So can we conclude this was a HUGE object near the sun that moved many tens of millions of miles in a 28 second time period.
No. The only thing we can really conclude is that there is a unknown anomaly in that one picture.
Anything else is just a leap of "faith" or subjective opinion.