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Originally posted by pez1975
It may be the sun is going through a natural change in its life before our very eyes you should read this paper I dont know how true it is but may be an interesting read for you in your quest for answers. its a pdf,
Keep digging but you might not like what you find.
edit on 8-11-2012 by pez1975 because: (no reason given)
The compression artifacts are particularly obvious when a particle (cosmic ray or solar energetic, charged particle) hits the CCD detector on the spacecraft head-on. (Grazing hits show up as bright streaks.) The compression scheme has a hard time mathematically representing sharp, single- or few-pixel features, and you get a characteristic pattern of a bright dot in the middle of a compression block (a subsection of the image) surrounded by a pattern of dark dots.
I tend to accept the NASA explanation because the image seems "wrong." If this were a sphere reflecting sunlight from a location near the sun you would expect to see a bright spot - the sun reflection - on the side of the sphere closest to the sun. The "sphere", however, appears dark on the side toward the sun and there is a bright spot on the side away from the sun.
Originally posted by spiritualarchitect
reply to post by PollyPeptide
What will he tell you when you ask him about the Black Knight Satellite photos NASA has on their website??
Originally posted by smurfy
reply to post by pez1975
Would this be the PDF.