Sunday, March 27, 2016

SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS: Planet X Memes - NASA's SECCHI Telescopes Captures Dark Planet-Sized Object Behind The Sun?!

© YouTube / MrMBB333

March 27, 2016 - SPACE - In one of the latest SECCHI beacon images, a large planet-sized object can be clearly seen in the 4 o'clock position of the Sun.  The object was revealed following the departure of a coronal mass ejection from the stellar sphere.

The video of the dark object was posted by YouTube Contributor MrMBB333. It's unclear when the telescope captured the event, but the video was uploaded online on March 27, 2016.


WATCH: Large planet-size object behind the Sun.


 

In early February of this year, French scientists said that they were one step closer to locating "Planet X," a mysterious ninth planet, that exist in the outer reaches of our solar system.

Using mathematical modeling after studying data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft orbit Saturn, researcher Jacques Laskar and his colleagues calculated what influence "Planet Nine" or the ninth planet, would have on the movement of other planets as it passed nearby. They studied the orbit postulated by the US astronomers, on the assumption that the planet would circle the Sun in a lop-sided, highly elongated, oval loop.


Called extreme Kuiper Belt Objects, the misbehaving bodies trace odd circles around the sun that have puzzled scientists for years.

The findings were published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics.


WATCH: Evidence of Planet X.



"We have cut the work in half," Laskar said. The researchers believe the search can be further narrowed if Cassini's mission, which is due to end next year, is extended to 2020.

The French team's conclusions come just one month after California Institute of Technology scientists Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown predicted the existence of "Planet X" or "Planet Nine," which is thought to have a mass 10 times the size of Earth. The two scientists used mathematical modeling and computer simulations to predict its existence, which is thought to explain the strange clumping behavior of a group of dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt, a field of icy objects and debris beyond Neptune.


It’s tantalizing evidence that a ninth large planet might live in the solar system, though the world hasn’t been detected yet.


Although Planet Nine's existence has yet to be confirmed, the discovery of Neptune took place in a similar way in 1845, when French mathematician Urbain Le Verrier noticed that the orbit of Uranus didn’t exactly follow the orbit predicted by Newton’s law of gravity. In short, this is because the yet-to-be-discovered Neptune had a gravitational pull on Uranus.

Although Pluto was previously considered the ninth planet, it was demoted to “dwarf planet” status about a decade ago, as it possesses different characteristics than the other major planets of the solar system. The charge to demote Pluto was led by the same scientists who announced the possibility of Planet Nine's existence.

According to NASA, SECCHI is a suite of 5 scientific telescopes that observe the solar corona and inner heliosphere from the surface of the Sun to the orbit of Earth. These unique observations are made in stereo for NASA's Solar Terrestial Relations Observatory STEREO. The suite has three main parts. The SCIP (Sun Centered Imaging Package - three telescopes), the HI (Heliospheric Imager - two telescopes) and the SEB (Secchi Electronics box).

The STEREO mission is the third in the line of Solar-Terrestrial Probes (STP) and is a strategic element of the Sun-Earth Connections Roadmap. STEREO is designed to view the three-dimensional (3D) and temporally varying heliosphere by means of an unprecedented combination of imaging and in situ experiments mounted on virtually identical spacecraft flanking the Earth in its orbit.

The primary goal of the STEREO mission is to advance the understanding of the three-dimensional structure of the Sun's corona, especially regarding the origin of coronal mass ejections (CMEs), their evolution in the interplanetary medium, and the dynamic coupling between CMEs and the Earth environment. CMEs are the most energetic eruptions on the Sun, are the primary cause of major geomagnetic storms, and are believed to be responsible for the largest solar energetic particle events.

More SECCHI beacon images can be seen HERE.




 

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