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Mysterious planet-sized object spotted near mercury (Mercury)
The Sideshow ^ | December 7, 2011 | Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 12/07/2011 3:29:16 PM PST by decimon

Is a giant, cloaked spaceship orbiting around Mercury?

That's been the speculation from some corners aftera camera onboard NASA's STEREO spacecraft caught a wave of electronically charged material shooting out from the sun and hitting Mercury.

Theorists have seized on the images captured from the "coronal mass ejection" (CME) last week as suggestive of alien life hanging out in our own cosmic backyard. Specifically, the solar flare washing over Mercury appears to hit another object of comparable size. "It's cylindrical on either side and has a shape in the middle. It definitely looks like a ship to me, and very obviously, it's cloaked," YouTube-user siniXster said in his video commentary on the footage, which has generated hundreds of thousands of views this week. Now, how this user was able to determine that the object was "obviously" a cloaked spaceship with no other natural explanation remains as much a mystery as the object itself.


(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science; UFO's
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; cme; coronalmassejection; mercury; science; xplanets
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1 posted on 12/07/2011 3:29:25 PM PST by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv

Seeing is believing ping.


2 posted on 12/07/2011 3:30:34 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

Geez. Everybody wants to copy the History Channel.


3 posted on 12/07/2011 3:31:18 PM PST by Venturer
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To: decimon

That's no moon.....

4 posted on 12/07/2011 3:31:51 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: decimon

that’s one HUGE UFO


5 posted on 12/07/2011 3:32:12 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: decimon

Romulan warbird on main viewer...


6 posted on 12/07/2011 3:33:02 PM PST by RitchieAprile (Beck is on a tear again..)
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To: decimon
hummm... crispy baked alpha centurions
7 posted on 12/07/2011 3:37:04 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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8 posted on 12/07/2011 3:37:28 PM PST by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: USNBandit
It's the Debt Star.


9 posted on 12/07/2011 3:37:39 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: decimon

Is that Planet X?


10 posted on 12/07/2011 3:38:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: decimon

They said Pluto is not a planet because of it’s size. Mercury is a small planet. Compared to Mercury the object is much smaller. So that small object isn’t anywhere near the size of Pluto.


11 posted on 12/07/2011 3:38:38 PM PST by ThomasThomas ( If you can't laugh at your self, I will for you.)
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To: decimon

Dyson Sphere?


12 posted on 12/07/2011 3:38:38 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: decimon

It is interesting!


13 posted on 12/07/2011 3:42:46 PM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: decimon

Attention, Mr. Fwank white phone Uranus is calling! I know that this has nothing to do with the post, but just had to get the U word out there!


14 posted on 12/07/2011 3:44:05 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (5-4-3-...!)
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To: decimon
Have to admit the sideshow link to yahoo left me fascinated.
15 posted on 12/07/2011 3:44:42 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: USNBandit; All

16 posted on 12/07/2011 3:45:09 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: decimon
Explanation from the Naval Research Lab:

Head NRL group scientist Russ Howard and lead ground systems engineer Nathan Rich say the mysterious object is in fact Mercury itself. And what we're seeing in the footage is the equivalent of Mercury's wake, "where the planet was on the previous day," as it travels through the solar system on its natural gravitational path:
To make the relatively faint glow of a coronal mass ejection stand out against the bright glare of space—caused by interplanetary dust and the stellar/galactic background—the NRL scientists must remove as much background light as possible. They explained that they determine what light is background light, and thus can be subtracted out, by calculating the average amount of light that entered each camera pixel on the day of the CME event and on the previous day. Light appearing in the pixels on both days is considered to be background light and is removed from the footage of the CME. The remaining light is then enhanced.
The analysts say the practice works even better when applied to far-off objects such as stars, which don't move much relative to the sun. But for moving objects, especially planets, the process is a little more complicated. And making matters even trickier is Mercury's staus as the closest planet to the sun.

"When [this averaging process] is done between the previous day and the current day and there is a feature like a planet, this introduces dark (negative) artifacts in the background where the planet was on the previous day, which then show up as bright areas in the enhanced image," Rich explained in an email.

17 posted on 12/07/2011 3:46:21 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: KarlInOhio


Dammnit. The Death Star of David has been located. Our secret Zionist base must move!
18 posted on 12/07/2011 3:47:06 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: ALASKA; ActionNewsBill; A knight without armor; albertp; aragorn; areafiftyone; aruanan; ...

FWIW pings..


19 posted on 12/07/2011 3:47:41 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave (The DemocRATic party preys on the ignorant!)
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To: decimon

Please come and take your pre-sent resident back to wherever he came from.


20 posted on 12/07/2011 3:47:57 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (WE ARE AMERICA! Vote Economic Freedom. Vote third party¬ó we keep 0Mao. IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT?)
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