For the last three weeks the SkyMap has been flooded with visitors looking for “flying saucers”. The source is the news bouncing from blog to blog and lately carried by larger media sites about some mysterious space ships detected by SETI. Here’s one of the iteration of the news:
3 very large object flying to the Earth
The length of the “flying saucers” – tens of kilometers. We(SETI) just have to tell: three very large object flying towards our planet. Landing, according to calculations of scientists, held in mid-December 2012. Date coincides with the end of the Mayan calendar.
Concerned about the management of SETI (the project on Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) issued a statement whose meaning is placed in the name of the sci-fi thriller “Alien invasion”.
- A few very large objects rapidly approaching the Earth – says astrophysicist Craig Kasnov. – You can verify this!
He recommends to go to a map Space site sky-map.org and enter the coordinates of the giant UFO:
19 25 12 -89 46 03 – the first large object
16 19 35 -88 43 10 – a cylindrical object
02 26 39 -89 43 13 – the object as a circle
The project participants are assured that the facilities are absolutely real, and the American space agency NASA is trying to conceal important information.
Post scientists immediately divided the earthlings into two opposing camps. Some believe that these ships are flying save humanity from the terrible calamities that can happen on Earth in a short time, others are preparing to star wars.
- In any case, the only thing we can do now – wait for it – says Kasnov. – Soon celestial objects will be visible in a good telescope”
I don’t know about SETI’s claim on space ships, but I can assure you that what you can find on DSS here is mostly telescopes, photographic plates and image processing defects.
DSS all sky survey is a digitized version of two half sky surveys that took place about 30 years ago. The original surveys were taken on photographic plates (there wasn’t digital photography back then, well, at least not in that massive form as we see it today). About 10 years ago the plates had been scanned and digitized. The process probably introduced artifacts like scratches and dust in addition to telescope reflection and photo plates defect artifacts.
What I want to say is anything suspicious you find here on DSS survey must have explanation without involving little green creatures.