Came across this unusual object whilst looking for something else! Goes back to last September so don’t groan if you’ve seen it before!
The object comes in from the south on the opposite side of the sun to us, seems to loop around it during the 25th then reappears heading towards our general direction?!
Interestingly enough it has, or seems to have wings?!!!
I first thought the “wings” were just an optical effect as it approached the sun, like the planet in the frame which I assume is Mercury? But then I noticed the wings again as it leaves! Notice how they sweep away from the sun just like a comet would?
I thought it worthy of further investigation! Any ideas?
I’m not going to say what I think it is, but I know what others may think!
It starts on the 20th September through to the 30th…
Image 1. http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/browse//2012/09/20/behind/cor2/1024/20120920_122400_d4c2B.jpg
Image 2. http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/browse//2012/09/21/behind/cor2/1024/20120921_235400_d4c2B.jpg
Image 3. http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/browse//2012/09/22/behind/cor2/1024/20120922_235400_d4c2B.jpg
Image 4. http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/browse//2012/09/23/behind/cor2/1024/20120923_235400_d4c2B.jpg
Image 5. http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/browse//2012/09/24/behind/cor2/1024/20120924_212400_d4c2B.jpg
Image 6. http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/browse//2012/09/26/behind/cor2/1024/20120926_235400_d4c2B.jpg
Image 7. http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/browse//2012/09/27/behind/cor2/1024/20120927_235400_d4c2B.jpg
Image 8. http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/browse//2012/09/28/behind/cor2/1024/20120928_235400_d4c2B.jpg
Image 9. http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/browse//2012/09/29/behind/cor2/1024/20120929_235400_d4c2B.jpg
Image 10. http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/browse//2012/09/30/behind/cor2/1024/20120930_235400_d4c2B.jpg
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