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'Two suns' spotted in China defy explanation
« on: March 11, 2011, 08:40:26 PM »


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Weeks after a story shot across the Web claiming that the imminent explosion of a nearby star would result in the appearance of a second sun in the sky a story that was later debunked two suns were caught on camera yesterday in China. The suns one fuzzy and orange, the other a crisp yellow orb appeared side-by-side, one slightly higher than the other.
What's going on? Life's Little Mysteries, a sister site to Space.com, asked Jim Kaler, the University of Illinois astronomer who squelched the excitement over the aforementioned exploding Betelgeuse and who has written books on the day and night sky. The double sun image is an effect of optical refraction, Kaler said, but it's a "pretty darn rare" one, and one not fully explained by science
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By Natalie Wolchover

rest at: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41927089/ns/technology_and_science-space/


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Re: 'Two suns' spotted in China defy explanation
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 09:00:33 PM »
Now if only I understood what I'm assuming is chinese. Other than that little problem, this is a very interesting story. And if it is in fact an optical illussion, I think David Copperfield just got beat.
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Re: 'Two suns' spotted in China defy explanation
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2011, 10:04:14 AM »
It seems obvious to me.

We on this side of the planet are looking at the front of the sun.

The Chinese being roughly on the other side of the world are obviously looking at the arse end.

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Re: 'Two suns' spotted in China defy explanation
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2011, 02:20:18 PM »
Mooned by the sun. It feels wierd just saying it.
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Re: 'Two suns' spotted in China defy explanation
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2011, 04:13:45 PM »
sunglasses....10 dollars.....sunscrean...5 dollars....being mooned by the sun......PRICELESS!!

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Re: 'Two suns' spotted in China defy explanation
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2011, 10:21:02 PM »
 *<:) OddBill, you really have priceless moments!