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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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To: decimon

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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To: freedumb2003
Dyson Sphere?

A Dyson sphere completely encloses a star. As envisioned by Dyson, it was a network of satellites surrounding the sun.
21 posted on 12/07/2011 3:50:26 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Jeff Head

A space eddy? Suppose it is possible.


22 posted on 12/07/2011 3:51:22 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: freedumb2003

It has headlights.


23 posted on 12/07/2011 3:52:03 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: decimon

24 posted on 12/07/2011 3:53:53 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: no-to-illegals

A space eddy?

The distance between dog(named Eddy) droppings in the backyard


25 posted on 12/07/2011 3:57:08 PM PST by molson209
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To: decimon

i think it might be

http://image.internetautoguide.com/f/celebrities/spaceballs-the-movie-1973-winnebago-eagle-v-spaceship/23181444+w527+st0/spaceballs-the-movie-1973-winnebago-eagle-v-spaceship.jpg


26 posted on 12/07/2011 3:58:46 PM PST by Felis demulcta mitis
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To: TribalPrincess2U

All I know is it feels like Øbama is on oURanus.


27 posted on 12/07/2011 3:59:31 PM PST by Yehuda (Expel communists and jihadis... from the planet.)
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To: decimon

Nothing to worry about until it starts circling Uranus.


28 posted on 12/07/2011 4:00:39 PM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: decimon

Cool!

They are out there.
well, something is..


29 posted on 12/07/2011 4:00:39 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: decimon

I’d blame it on optics. Note the dark space between it and Mercury. Anyway, if it were an object the size of Mercury, and near it, wouldn’t that cause perturbation of Mercury’s orbit?
Or hey, it could be Vulcan! Mercury’s legendary fellow traveler. :)


30 posted on 12/07/2011 4:03:07 PM PST by Lady Lucky ( Merry Christmas to all)
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To: molson209
or a warp in the gravitational field where the mass detected the warp? Not related to the distance between droppings and Mercury ... LOL
31 posted on 12/07/2011 4:08:05 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: decimon
Someone needs to reposition the telescope.


32 posted on 12/07/2011 4:11:17 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: AndrewB

00:01:10 .....


33 posted on 12/07/2011 4:11:17 PM PST by Yehuda (Expel communists and jihadis... from the planet.)
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To: decimon
Enterprise Atmosphere

USS Enterprise

34 posted on 12/07/2011 4:12:26 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: decimon

35 posted on 12/07/2011 4:13:35 PM PST by Blado (2008: Year Zero of the Zombie Apocalypse.)
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To: Blado

36 posted on 12/07/2011 4:15:46 PM PST by Blado (2008: Year Zero of the Zombie Apocalypse.)
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To: Jeff Head

Spoil sport. ;-)


37 posted on 12/07/2011 4:19:59 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon
The ships of the Vogon Constructor Fleet were described as "impossibly huge yellow somethings" that "hung in the air in much the same way that bricks don't"
38 posted on 12/07/2011 4:20:06 PM PST by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: decimon

I have a completely wacked out theory. The better our telescopes and imaging, the more things we’ll see that we didn’t see before.

I know, I’m crazy.


39 posted on 12/07/2011 4:32:11 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

No you aren’t crazy, and if you are? I’m right there with you!


40 posted on 12/07/2011 4:44:52 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: Jewbacca

Oy Vey Alert
Oy Vey Alert

Set battle condition to Verklempt.


41 posted on 12/07/2011 4:45:59 PM PST by mnehring
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To: KarlInOhio
It's the Debt Star.

LOL!

42 posted on 12/07/2011 4:46:28 PM PST by fanfan (This is not my Father's Canada.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

Due to all of the U jokes, scientists have changed the name from Uranus to Urectum.


43 posted on 12/07/2011 4:49:42 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: mnehring
I know, I’m crazy.

That's the first step to recovery. Very good.

44 posted on 12/07/2011 5:01:20 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon
Too late. It has been seen over L.A.


45 posted on 12/07/2011 5:04:06 PM PST by Oatka (This is the USA, assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: decimon

Obviously it is a Dyson Sphere.


46 posted on 12/07/2011 6:10:47 PM PST by mowowie
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To: freedumb2003
Dyson Sphere


47 posted on 12/07/2011 6:12:13 PM PST by mikrofon (Vacuum of Space)
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To: Venturer

No, they are copying the Weather Channel. We are doomed, I tell you, DOOMED!


48 posted on 12/07/2011 6:15:15 PM PST by Ditter
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To: decimon; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...

Thanks decimon.


49 posted on 12/07/2011 6:41:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Thanks decimon.
 
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50 posted on 12/07/2011 6:44:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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