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« on: December 09, 2011, 02:50:47 am »

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Mercury UFO: NASA Spacecraft Photographs Strange Glowing Object

A NASA spacecraft has captured the image of a huge "cloaked" alien ship near the planet Mercury. Unless, of course, it didn't.

On Dec. 1, NASA's Heliospheric Imager-1 telescope photographed a huge coronal mass ejection (CME) streaming from the sun.

But ever-observant, keen-eyed ET hunters claim that the short video also reveals a previously hidden or cloaked giant spaceship.

Probably not, says a scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.

"I'd rather not comment on what other people are thinking," said Nathan Rich, a ground systems engineer for the Sun Earth Connection Coronal and Heliospheric Investigation, a group of scientific telescopes that observe the sun's corona, a region where solar wind and X-ray radiation originate.

"We get this kind of reaction quite frequently," Rich told The Huffington Post. "The Naval Research Laboratory has provided the telescopes that are on the NASA spacecraft. We built and operate the instruments."

He explained that the CME took place while Mercury happened to be in the center of the image.

"The camera wasn't focused on Mercury. It passes through the field of view on a regular basis. (Image left) By going to our website, you can get a movie for any day from this telescope.

"On the video, you're observing what we call coronal mass ejections -- basically refraction from electrons and other particles coming off the sun. It's part of the solar wind and it's a very dynamic place called the heliosphere," he said.

But as this solar wind material streamed across Mercury, something very large and bright appeared to the right of the small planet -- something that UFO enthusiasts are hoping and claiming is the real alien deal. (Image left)

"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," suggested YouTube user sinXster, who uploaded the short video to the video site.

While UFO enthusiasts hope the video reveals something akin to a cloaked Romulan or Klingon ship hiding out in the shadow of Mercury, Rich explains that, in essence, the "alien" image is a visual after-effect or ghost artifact of Mercury that was photographed the previous day.

"It's a complicated effect," Rich said. "It's basically the background that is removed from the image to bring out the faint coronal signal. It's a negative imprint on the background."

Those who believe otherwise -- that the video really does show an ET craft playing a cosmic game of hide and seek -- will be hard to convince there's a purely scientific explanation for the unusual telescopic imagery.

But others may be interested to check out Rich's more detailed analysis of the "alien ship" on the SECCHI website.
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Awesome NASA Video Captures What Looks Like an Alien Spaceship (Updated)

A camera on board NASA's STEREO A satellite seems to have captured video of an unknown thing that looks like an actual spaceship. The blip appeared when a Sun's coronal mass ejection (CME) reached planet Mercury. Watch the video and judge by yourself.

Update: whatever it is, it appears on the images taken by STEREO twin satellite too. Check out the new video, taken at the same time, taken from the opposite side of the action.

Make sure to run the video at full screen.
What is happening in the video?

The video shows a coronal mass ejection coming from the Sun and reaching the planet Mercury. Coronal mass ejections are massive explosions of solar wind, radiation and magnetic fields that go well beyond the solar corona, deep into space. They are so big that sometimes they reach Earth.

You can see the gigantic solar wave reaching Mercury but, just as it goes through, something else becomes visible: a very angular shape that seems to be formed by two separate objects joined together. It looks as if the CME wave reveals a volume on impact, interacting with it.

You know, like a cloaked Klingon Bird of Prey being uncovered by the Sun's radioactive fury.
What captured the images?

The images—found by YouTube user siniXster in the US Navy's SECCHI site—were captured by the heliospheric imagers HI-1A on board of one the Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatories: STEREO A.

The twin STEREO spaceships were launched on October 26, 2006. They are rotating around the Sun, studying its surface and activity. They are also part of an early warning system that alerts scientists in case a CME is so strong that it may gravely disrupt satellites orbiting Earth. That's why the US Navy participates in the mission.

The heliospheric imagers are part of Sun Earth Connection Coronal and Heliospheric Investigation (SECCHI), a ground of five cameras: a telescope that works on extreme ultraviolet, two white-light coronagraphs and the two heliospheric imagers, HI1 and HI2.

Update: the heliospheric imager from STEREO B also shows the same thing. See below.
When was it captured?

The video shows a period of 24 hours captured on December 1st, 2011. It's made of 36 frames in total.

I have repeated the 36 frames at different speeds (10 frames per second and 2 frames per second) so you can better appreciate the object and how the CME appears to interact with it.
What is that thing?

This is going to be a question for debate between scientists and ufologists.

It could very well be a glitch on the sensor, a ghost image from the planet Mercury itself. If you pay close attention, you can see that the two lines follow the same direction that the planet does. But if it's a ghost image, why does it end so abruptly? How is it so well delimited? Why does it look like a spaceship?

Awesome NASA Video Captures What Looks Like an Alien Spaceship (Updated)The answer, according to Nathan Rich, lead ground system engineer at the United States Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, is in the way the images are post-processed.

Talking to Life's Little Mysteries' Natalie Wolchover, Rich said that these are "artifacts in the background where the planet was on the previous day" which then show up as residual pixels in the processed image:

    The pixels which form the two parallel lines are where the circle from the planet and the bleeding pixels (cross-like features) overlap as it progresses across the field.

That seems to make a lot more sense than a cloaked alien mothership almost as big as a little planet.

In any case, Scully, I want to believe.
Update: Video from second satellite

This video shows the frames from the HI-1B camera, taken at the same time. This camera is in another spacecraft in a different position, opposite to the HI-1A.

Click video to expand.

Original source images by SECCHI
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011, 03:14:32 pm »

Probably Mercurians bringing in supplies from the liveable worlds.  Mercury had a nuclear war in the past and the surface is still un-inhabitable.

Of course NASA will keep up the cover-up.
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