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Whatis this google sky pic?

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posted on Dec, 3 2008 @ 08:10 AM
Sorry I am new at this, but it looks like a worm. Here are the coordinates:

37.872593° and 177.087297°

Please let me know what you think.


posted on Dec, 3 2008 @ 08:19 AM
Also this is weird, like a square Persian pillow:

67.430570° and 179.089041°

posted on Dec, 3 2008 @ 08:50 AM
Sorry, I misread title... Googley Sky not Googley Earth...
My fault.....
btw, I absolutely love Googley Sky, we all can be amateur astronomers easily.

[edit on 3-12-2008 by ThreeDeuce]

posted on Dec, 3 2008 @ 08:57 AM
Please use the standard hours, minutes, seconds format for right ascension in the future, it makes it much easier to cross check against real astronomy image archives and the sky. Google is not an authoritative source at all and it's full of mistakes and just plain bad quality images.

Cross checking against the second palomar sky survey shows what appears to be a tumbling satellite passing through the field, that might explain the lines if they used POSS data to construct the google image. Frankly though it looks just like an airplane passed through the field for that frame, so they may not have used POSS, plus the lines are much thicker and more consistent than the satellite line in the POSS image.

Looking at your second "anomaly" it looks like the red and green channels are missing from a regular image of ordinary stars. Here's some red channel data from POSS, I don't see anything unusual, google just screwed up their image:

[edit on 3-12-2008 by ngchunter]

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