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Message 1176424 - Posted: 8 Dec 2011, 5:42:20 UTC

OK, I'm looking for a plausible explanation here. This showed up on Yahoo News earlier this evening. As a CME was passing Mercury it apparently lit up an object in the vicinity. UFO advocates are claiming it is a cloaked space ship.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6X96xI1gLdQ
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Message 1176425 - Posted: 8 Dec 2011, 5:50:07 UTC
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It's a function from how the software creates the image.

Explained about half way down the article.
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Message 1176431 - Posted: 8 Dec 2011, 6:16:56 UTC

I read the explanation but it made about as much sense to me as the UFO hunter's and I'm not one to promote conspiracy theories.
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Message 1176490 - Posted: 8 Dec 2011, 14:27:42 UTC - in response to Message 1176431.

Even some the digital cameras (that are on the market) have that function for long exposures noise cancelation. It is usually called dark-frame substraction or long time noise reduction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark-frame_subtraction

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Message 1176511 - Posted: 8 Dec 2011, 16:49:25 UTC - in response to Message 1176490.

they basically do image averaging, which eliminates objects that are being viewed. So you don't see Mercury but you do see its ghost being hit by the CME. Once again it's interesting to see someone use their imagination instead of actually using science
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Message 1176568 - Posted: 8 Dec 2011, 21:07:34 UTC - in response to Message 1176511.

they basically do image averaging, which eliminates objects that are being viewed. So you don't see Mercury but you do see its ghost being hit by the CME. Once again it's interesting to see someone use their imagination instead of actually using science


People want to believe. There's no arguing against it. Sort of like trying to argue with someone with strong religious beliefs. Point out the facts and move on is about all you can do. :|

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Message 1176635 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 0:30:12 UTC

Yep, that video is proof aliens are cloaking themselves and hiding behind Mercury.

OK, will i contact the White House or will someone else do it?

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Message 1176636 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 0:35:45 UTC

Johnney, I would suggest that we need rather more scientific proof than that to take it any further. It is pretty hot in Mercury's area, I would doubt ET would sensibly be there if they didn't need to. But it is up to you of course.

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Message 1176640 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 0:44:53 UTC - in response to Message 1176636.
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Johnney, I would suggest that we need rather more scientific proof than that to take it any further. It is pretty hot in Mercury's area, I would doubt ET would sensibly be there if they didn't need to. But it is up to you of course.

Ahhhhh Chris,
Don't be a spoil-sport, tell the White house about the video! They deserve to know!

Anyway, they could be hot little aliens that like the warm climate near Mercury. You get a really great Sun Tan there, really quick too!! Full body Tan in 3.1 seconds!

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Message 1176790 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 15:49:14 UTC - in response to Message 1176786.

I think Knut should volunteer to contact the White House with this information
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Message 1176820 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 17:32:57 UTC - in response to Message 1176786.

there is occasionally a thing called humour injected into these threads.
it sometimes doesn't translate into american english.

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Message 1176894 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 21:35:52 UTC - in response to Message 1176887.

Music, I am sure there are some posters in this forum who hear alien voices.
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Message 1177362 - Posted: 11 Dec 2011, 23:59:44 UTC
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It's just my opinion of course, but I think this "news" got way too much attention. The source of that glow is definitely known to be an artifact of the method used to eliminate noise, but people are still posting this around claiming a cloaked ship exists.

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Message 1177368 - Posted: 12 Dec 2011, 0:26:37 UTC - in response to Message 1177362.
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It's just my opinion of course, but I think this "news" got way too much attention. The source of that glow is definitely known to be an artifact of the method used to eliminate noise, but people are still posting this around claiming a cloaked ship exists.

Amazing, everyone screams photoshop when they see real unaltered picture, yet when they see a photoshopped picture they scream it is real. Follow the money.
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Message 1177371 - Posted: 12 Dec 2011, 0:36:05 UTC - in response to Message 1177368.

It's just my opinion of course, but I think this "news" got way too much attention. The source of that glow is definitely known to be an artifact of the method used to eliminate noise, but people are still posting this around claiming a cloaked ship exists.

Amazing, everyone screams photoshop when they see real unaltered picture, yet when they see a photoshopped picture they scream it is real. Follow the money.

They like conspiracies. If something is explained then their conspiracy crumbles. Therefore, they reject it and label it a coverup. I, however, am a believer of Occam's Razor.

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Message 1177405 - Posted: 12 Dec 2011, 6:29:56 UTC

Just to be sure you all understand my opinion here I trust the explanation given by NASA, I just don't quite understand it, not being a photoshop expert. What got me was that news agencies actually gave the wild explanation air time.
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