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Curious object spotted by Nasa's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory Sun probe

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by editor, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus


    It's the thing to the bottom left. Be great if it really was a cool alien spaceship, but it's probably something far more mundane.

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  2. Chester Copperpot

    Chester Copperpot Triple stones

    Looks like an adjustable spanner.
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    But what's it doing OUT IN SPACE?!!!!

  4. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  6. xes

    xes F.O.A.D

    certainly doesn't look like the usual lense artifacts that you usually get. Interesting one. Could be a random bit of space junk or could it be a satelite?

    The other shots in the sequence would be handy.
  7. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Current Status: back for a bit

  8. xes

    xes F.O.A.D

    naah, this one was Jeebus (or a run of the mill lense effect, yiow decide)
  9. 2hats

    2hats ☢️

    Looks like cosmic ray hit(s). Or (less likely) local debris (interplanetary dust or fragments of spacecraft insulation) in the field of view.

    The camera is focused at infinity so if those are sharp reflections off the alien mothership then it's really, really big. :rolleyes:
  10. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    OMFG it's G Force! :eek:

  11. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

  12. xes

    xes F.O.A.D

  13. Jon-of-arc

    Jon-of-arc Trigger warning - BANG!

    Its probably one of them class 3 space anomolies. Maybe class 4. Hard to be sure from this distance.
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  14. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    It's a stray galactic ethernet node.
  15. TitanSound

    TitanSound Mr Beardy Drummer

    It's Jean-Luc Picard's comb.
  16. GarfieldLeChat

    GarfieldLeChat fucking awesome but wrong

    He's just worried he couldn't run away... Too far?
  17. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade


    You made me go to the Fail site. I still found no links there that say who's saying this, who posted the images, what the scientists and engineers on SOHO have to say... :mad:
  18. xes

    xes F.O.A.D

  19. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    Oh for pity's sake, what's happened to you?? :eek:


    Please don't force me to be you again, I feel cheapened.
  20. Mr Moose

    Mr Moose What the hell are we supposed to tell the kids?

    Hope it's not aliens. Hard to see contact going well.
  21. GarfieldLeChat

    GarfieldLeChat fucking awesome but wrong

    If its cthulhu we could send the editor and maybe it'd get confused by the dreds. Gotta be worth a go I mean its fucking Cthulhu.
  22. xes

    xes F.O.A.D

    I'm very sorry, I know I've let you, everyone else, and more importaintly myself down. I've been scourned by many, many SOHO/LASCO videos in the past, and I just can't forgive them for the hurt and pain they've caused me. Next time it'll be aliens, I'm sure of it! [/lostallhope]
  23. xes

    xes F.O.A.D

    of course, cosmic ray hits is just what they want us to think. Really, it was one of the carat drones
  24. xes

    xes F.O.A.D

    but.....the strangest SOHO picture I've ever seen, is this one

    mad shit :D
  25. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    That one looks like Lister playing pool with planets.

    The first one is a hair in the gate, the same hair that messed up Clive's first take for the BBC2 documentary on masturbation.
  26. AKA pseudonym

    AKA pseudonym Well-Known Member

    *paging jazzz*

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