posted on May, 18 2013 @ 09:50 AM
I;m not sure why it is pixelated, but that thing in the middle (that looks like a spoon) is part of the telescope. It's the "occulting disk", which
what helps block out the brightness of the sun...
such as in this image ("arm" of occulting disk seen at 7 o'clock position):
The occulting disk is usually used for LASCO images of the corona (the disk blocks out, or "occults" the sun so the corona becomes visible), so I'm
not sure why it is showing up in the EIT (extreme ultraviolet imaging telescope) instrument images.
Obviously a glitch of some sort. I don't think the occulting disk is supposed to be in those EIT images.
edit on 5/18/2013 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)