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Out There stories relating to "Object near Sun"

Saturday, July 20, 2013

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Normally Out There doesn't post images of UFOs seen in Solar and Heliospheric Observatory photos, because the great majority of them are video artifacts. But this one may not be a video artifact. It does appear that the structure continues down behind the disk of the sun. The poster is right: if this was a video artifact, it would involve the solar disk as well, not continue down behind it.

This is high strangeness, for sure.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Yet another unusual object has appeared in imagery from NASA's SOHO system. This is an enormous 'angel' that seems to be hanging in space near the sun. However, that isn't what it is at all. Here is our expert's opinion:

SOME BACKGROUND EXPLANATION:

"Video dropouts" from satellites went out with the analog age, at least 20-30 years ago. All transmissions are now digital, which means any missing data is automatically re-sent before the final picture is reconstructed on the receiving end.  The fact that you never see typographical errors in email (other than what the writer overlooked) is based on the same strategy.

What we're seeing in these images originated in the imaging sensor. How do we know this?

- First of all, because digital images are formed out of a matrix of pixels (dots) arranged in a grid -- like a windowscreen. So anything that aligns itself exactly with that grid is astronomically unlikely to be actually shaped that way.

- Secondly, because SOHO uses the type of sensor in which excessively bright pixels can bleed into adjacent ones, creating a line where there should be only a dot. You used to see this on television a lot, where a news camera was pointed at a streetlight at night and you saw a vertical streak extending above and below the light. (In these SOHO images, the streaking goes left-right.)

THE BOTTOM LINE:

My guess is that what created these "angels" are micrometeorites in the earth's atmosphere, moving roughly from top to bottom in these images. As the objects start to burn at full brightness they saturate and overload the sensor, creating the wider lines we see as "wings." Then as the brightness diminishes, the lines narrow, and finally at the bottom we see the "tails" in something like their actual reddish color.  Another possibility could be cosmic-ray hits on the sensor, but for various reasons I think that's less likely.

For a very different opinion go to Share Magazine press release (PDF)

Who does your Out There editor believe? I think our expert has nailed it.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

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Every video expert I send these images to dismisses them as video artifacts until I ask why. Then they say that's what NASA says they are. Frankly, I am having trouble believing that an image such as the one that appears here is a video artifact. There is a line of plasma between the object and the sun that is in no way related to the movement of the solar corona. I have to wonder what the constant appearance of objects such as this over the past five years might mean. If this is not a video artifact, then it is either something enormous interacting with the sun or it's much closer than it appears. If it is a huge object interacting with the sun, then our world is not what it seems.
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Saturday, July 21, 2012

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This 'object' is probably a lens effect. Your Out There Editor stands corrected. An explanation appears on another video of precisely the same phenomenon in Port Chester, New York. Here is the explanation from the comments section of the Port Chester video:

I saw and filmed the same phenomena 2 summers ago, but being in the video montage industry, I used a video deshacker (Deshacker for VirtualDub) and analyzed the video frame by frame. It was clear then what I was seeing as a second sun was actually a reflection cause by the lens of the camera because on a few frames, I could see the_ anomaly (second sun) jump up and down compared to the sun. If this was really an object in space, this would never happen. Cheers Dan


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Sunday, June 3, 2012

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This video from solar observer Starseeker shows an interesting magnetic anomaly interacting with a solar flare, pushing it back into the solar surface rather than allowing it to expand into space. First, the anomaly is not a planet (it would crash into the sun). It is most unlikely that it is a manufactured object of any sort, because it would be the size of Jupiter, which is 120 times as big as Earth. It must be some sort of magnetic effect that is not often observed. What significance it may have we don't know.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

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A general media website has picked up on the latest strange object in the solar corona. Of course, they have no idea that this has been going on for years, or that there are even stranger videos, such as this 'hummingbird' video, which is just one example of many. NASA dismisses them all as computer glitches or video artifacts, but it's getting harder to maintain this, given the variety and the extreme strangeness of the objects. If somebody needed a whole lot of energy, they might move devices close to a star in order to obtain it.
A general media website has picked up on the latest strange object in the solar corona. Of course, they have no idea that this has been going on for years, or that there are even stranger videos, such as this 'hummingbird' video, which is just one example of many. NASA dismisses them all as computer glitches or video artifacts, but it's getting harder to maintain this, given the variety and the extreme strangeness of the objects.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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This is an example of many multiple sun videos that are appearing online. In this one, there are two objects that rise before the sun. In most of the others, there is a single object, or an object is videotaped near the sun during the day. I would think that there are too many of these videos for them all to be fake, although, in the wild world of the internet, anything is possible. Still, it's an odd phenomenon.


A word of warning: do not look directly at the sun or attempt to photograph it without taking appropriate safety measures.
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

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Your out there editor continues to believe that this is some sort of lensing effect, or sun dogs, caused by the upper atmosphere. But it's an odd phenomenon, made odder by the fact that its new. Hopefully, there's nothing that huge out there.
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