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What is this?
« on: March 27, 2012, 11:06:40 AM »
It's near the Sun I have no idea what it is, apparently it has been recently detected, any ideas on what it is?

I think it's Vulpin, A planet that was thought to orbit the sun closer then mercury but was never found.

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 12:54:49 PM »
I think you mean Vulcan, not vulpin.

It looks like a tornado to me. I think those have been reported on the sun before. If you turn the image upside down, you can get a better idea of it

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 02:07:36 PM »
It's near the Sun I have no idea what it is, apparently it has been recently detected, any ideas on what it is?

I think it's Vulpin, A planet that was thought to orbit the sun closer then mercury but was never found.

A planet that close would become debris and spiral into the sun.

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012, 03:13:32 PM »
No it wouldn't actually. Not enough force unless it was a gas planet. Assuming it's rocky, it'd happily orbit.

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012, 03:21:54 PM »
Looks like some magnetic tube that is pushing the plasma away from the region inside it. Can't be the right terminology but that's how I'd describe it.

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 03:29:06 PM »
maybe a comet blew up somewhere and we somehow missed it? :D

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2012, 04:42:34 PM »
I think it's a very thick area of the corona.

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2012, 04:49:59 PM »
Looks like some magnetic tube that is pushing the plasma away from the region inside it. Can't be the right terminology but that's how I'd describe it.

Or a magnetic vortex?


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Re: What is this?
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2012, 04:53:35 PM »
Any info on what time that image is and what band and satellite? I could try to get some more data and stuff on it.

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2012, 05:35:15 PM »
Any info on what time that image is and what band and satellite? I could try to get some more data and stuff on it.

Or better yet, a source link please?

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2012, 09:02:23 AM »
0_o

Sun roche limit: 5.00
Planet mass 23 earth
Planet density 5.00

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2012, 12:00:26 PM »
Well the density of mercury venus and earth at all around 5.3 . According to wikipedia, it's less

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roche_limit


the outer ring is the liquid roche limit which applies to objects that act like a more liquidy. The inner ring is for rigid bodies


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Re: What is this?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2012, 12:10:37 PM »
I can't quite remember what the gas is called but isn't there large traces of "this Gas", that usually belongs to a gas giant and isn't found on stars, on the sun? This maybe some of the Gas from an inner Gas Giant, that maybe have been slingshot  in.

And I can't find the source, it was something like "Perhaps a new planet."

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2012, 12:24:25 PM »
I found it by using google image source. Couldn't find any actual facts, but all the internets seems to think it's an alien spaceship come to refuel on solar plasma (hydrogen i guess).

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2012, 02:24:36 PM »
I can't quite remember what the gas is called but isn't there large traces of "this Gas", that usually belongs to a gas giant and isn't found on stars, on the sun? This maybe some of the Gas from an inner Gas Giant, that maybe have been slingshot  in.

And I can't find the source, it was something like "Perhaps a new planet."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcan_%28hypothetical_planet%29

Note that objects larger than 60 km have been ruled out. Simply put, modern instruments can detect planets like the hypothetical "Vulcan" around stars hundreds of light-years away. A planet inside Mercury's orbit would stick out like a sore thumb.

There are only two hypothetical planets which are being seriously considered right now; Tyche (believed to orbit at around 15,000 AU) and a possible object at somewhere over 100 AU which could be responsible for the sharp outer edge of the Kuiper belt.


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Re: What is this?
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2012, 06:46:38 AM »
http://www.space.com/15076-huge-tornado-churns-sun-surface-close-video.html

Space.com just posted this up and since you can briefly see that tube structure, I think the pic above is the same phenomenon. The sound effect is obviously added.