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Out There stories relating to "Sun"

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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NASA has provided an explanation of the solar prominence that has caused so much speculation about UFOs near the sun. As NASA claims, it may simply be an ordinary form of solar prominence that happened to briefly emerge into an unusually regular shape, or it may represent an aspect of the sun's behavior that we have not seen before. In this video taken from YouTube, it can be seen abruptly breaking up, except for one problem: the frames of tape in which the breakup actually takes place are missing. Even the timecode is missing. Why? Because the video was edited, apparently by the Youtuber who posted it, in order to make it appear that the curved part of the prominence "turned on its warp drive" and just disappeared. The truth? In NASA's version of the video, which is entirely UNEDITED, the prominence can be seen doing what they always do--collapsing in a normal manner.

Another example of internet hype being pushed by a cynical jerk. Want to know what really happened? Read Linda Moulton Howe's expertly authored report and watch both the doctored video AND the real video. Click here.

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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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Monday, March 7, 2011

Recently we have received numerous photos and videos of apparent objects near the sun. While it is not the mission of Out There to do more than visual grading of videos, Mr. Strieber is concerned that our posts might spread fear during a time of so much very real change. Therefore, he has asked me to post this opinion from one of his video experts, a professional who has been in the field for thirty years:

"In reference to the image you sent me, the brightness of the central area is too great to register any meaningful shapes on the camera's sensor, which is already fully saturated. But if you look at the convergence of the lens-flare lines, they converge at one point, not two. The clouds seem to be responsible for the extended area of brightness. This also appears to be a widescreen (16x9) video, squeezed horizontally into a 4x3 frame, which would further extend the bright area vertically and would account for the narrowness of what would normally be a wider "X" in the lens flare.

"If a professional photographer or videographer wanted to shoot a picture of the sun, they'd put a heavy neutral-density filter (kind of like a smoked glass) over the lens to bring the sun down to a level that the sensor or film could accommodate, and then stop the lens down as far as possible. That would get rid of the flares, and it would clearly distinguish the sun from the clouds.

"But apart from any technical issues, the bottom line about all these videos is that if there were indeed a "second sun" everyone on the planet would be able to see it with the naked eye. And if there were any odd celestial body in our neighborhood it would have taken long enough to get here that the entire professional and amateur astronomy community would have known about it definitively for quite some time."

Sunday, March 6, 2011

This image was taken in Christchurch, NZ on March 6 by a professional photographer. It could be a lens flare, but it is strange that a video of something similar was posted on YouTube by a different person on March 4 and reported on Out There on March 6. If these are both lens flares, it is a strange coincidence, but it seems impossible that a large heavenly body could be present without much more general observation, not to mention effects on the solar system.

Friday, March 4, 2011

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What this may be is anybody's guess. It is difficult to believe that an enormous object like this could be in our solar system without causing profound disruptions, not to mention a sensation among astronomers. What aren't we seeing here?
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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This is so weird, it's almost beyond even speculating about. If the spot on the screen had moved, that would be one thing. If there was anything in the SOHO system that would cause an effect like this, that would be another. But neither of those things can explain this. It is a bizarre and total mystery. (The video is sped up. The sun actually takes 12 hours to turn on its axis. BUT IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO DO THAT AT ALL!)
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Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Friday, November 26, 2010

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Strange objects appear in Solar and Heliospheric Observatory videos on a regular basis. The standard explanation is that they are video artifacts. Our specialists are unanimous: this is not a video artifact. But what it is--that's another question. Graded B.

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