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    what is causing this: "earth sized ship sucking energy from the sun".

    i'm not trying to say that this is what they say it is, but there seems to be quite the uproar in the woowoo community over this and i just want a good explanation- something about magnetic and gravitational fields affecting the plasma or something more plausible than "earth sized ship sucks energy from sun for 80 hours than disappears"...

    but on the other hand, it is on Youtube, so it has to be real..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=qbJvuroLoFo

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    http://articles.timesofindia.indiati...tem-object-sun

    "It was a solar "filament" -- a feature extending out from the sun which forms over the course of a day, and can extend thousands of miles into space.

    NASA says: "A solar prominence (also known as a filament) is a large, bright feature extending outward from the sun's surface. Prominences are anchored to the sun's surface and extend outwards into the sun's hot outer atmosphere, called the corona.

    "Scientists are still researching how and why prominences are formed. An erupting prominence occurs when such a structure becomes unstable and bursts outward, releasing the plasma.""



    http://news.yahoo.com/solar-eruption...004014376.html

    "C. Alex Young, a solar astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center who runs a website called The Sun Today, explained that the prominence is situated below a tunnel-shape feature called a filament channel. "When you look at it from the edge of the sun, what you actually see is a spherical object. You're actually looking down the tunnel. And this tunnel sits up top of the filament," Young explained at The Sun Today. He added that the development of these structures is quite common.

    But why is the prominence dark? Gurman explained that all the light in the SDO images is the same color — a specific wavelength that is emitted by iron atoms that have been ionized 13 times, known as Fe XIV. The dark filament seen in the images (the refueling UFO's "tether," according to YouTube users) is a part of the prominence that happens to absorb light of this color, making it appear dark. "The absorption is typically seen in lines such as Fe XIV only in the thinnest, densest parts of the prominence, which is here seen edge-on as it rotates over the solar limb," he said"

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    Jamie Maussan is infamous in the UFO community. He is certainly not a scientist, and he OBVIOUSLY does not understand (or purposefully mis-understands) the science behind solar prominences.


    I consider the claim, the available evidence, and the source, and summarily reject this whole "sucking Sun" business.

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    I just assumed the date of the OP said it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanger View Post
    The dark filament seen in the images ... is a part of the
    prominence that happens to absorb light of this color,
    making it appear dark.
    I'm astonished by this. I assumed that the region was dark
    because it wasn't the right temperature for the iron there to
    have the required ionization, and so was not emitting at that
    wavelength.

    Oh, wait.... maybe that amounts to the same thing. If the
    iron in that region has a lower temperature, it absorbs the
    particular wavelength instead of emitting it?

    It's just that I'd think the lack of emission is probably much
    more significant than the absorption.

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    Naw, just one of azathoths spawn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by novaderrik View Post
    i'm not trying to say that this is what they say it is, but there seems to be quite the uproar in the woowoo community over this and i just want a good explanation- something about magnetic and gravitational fields affecting the plasma or something more plausible than "earth sized ship sucks energy from sun for 80 hours than disappears"...
    You're a little late to this one, aren't you?
    It was mentioned in Q&A a few weeks ago.

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    I, for one, welcome our sun-energy-sucking overlords.
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    Quote Originally Posted by publiusr View Post
    Naw, just one of azathoths spawn...
    Nay, I've got it...

    In primordial space, timeless creatures
    made waves. These waves created us and the
    others. Waves were the battles, and the
    battles were waves.

    Fleeing all W'rkncacnter, Yrro and Pthia
    settled upon Lh'owon. They brought the
    S'pht, servants who began to shape the
    deserts of Lh'owon into marsh and sea,
    rivers and forests. They made sisters for
    Lh'owon to protect and maintain the paradise.

    When the W'rkncacnter came, Pthia was
    killed, and Yrro in anger, flung the
    W'rkncacnter into the sun. The sun burned
    them, but they swam on its surface.

    ---

    According to the legends of a thousand worlds
    only a few of which are still habitable, the
    W'rkncacnter are those things that live in
    chaos, creating it around them. At the
    beginning of the universe, they were
    unmistakable in their entities, but as time
    has gone by, their existence has become
    difficult to detect among the chaotic
    elements of the universe, hidden in stars,
    trapped in storms, forever looking along the
    event horizons of black holes. Setting one
    free in ordered space is difficult and insane.

    -- http://marathon.bungie.org/story/wrkncacnter.html

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    As long as we're not seeing what a trih xeem deployment looks like...

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    If it WAS a ship that large we should just radio our surrender; anything that large
    sucking that much energy makes our planet and civilization look like an ant hill....

    ;-)

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    Jason Major wrote on UT about something looking like black figures dancing on the sun. This one is way cooler than a black blob eating the sun.
    Solfe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    Jason Major wrote on UT about something looking like black figures dancing on the sun. This one is way cooler than a black blob eating the sun.
    ARRGH! GIANTS live on the SUN!!!! We're doomed!

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    Those images range from eerie to cool. Why did the woo-woos pick the black blob for fear factor? I am slightly more impressed with demonic figures cavorting on the sun than any blob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    Those images range from eerie to cool. Why did the woo-woos pick the black blob for fear factor? I am slightly more impressed with demonic figures cavorting on the sun than any blob.
    Says the man unfamiliar with the Vom. Or Thing-Weights. Or the Machin-Shin. Or Silversliths. (In desending order of disaster.)
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    I was thinking "Cthulhu at a rave".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    Those images range from eerie to cool.
    I'm more on the "cool" side of it, maybe even "amused".
    They remind me of air dancers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDon View Post
    Says the man unfamiliar with the Vom.
    I shudder to the core when I hear that name, young fellow-me-lad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    ARRGH! GIANTS live on the SUN!!!! We're doomed!
    Probably not. If they're comfortable with the fairly balmy tropical conditions on the sun, I imagine they would need a hefty down jacket to venture out to our neck of the woods.
    As above, so below

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    And now for the Jupiter Theft.

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    An earth-sized ship absorbing energy from the sun.

    Is it the earth?

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