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Sirius, UFO trickster extraordinaire
universetoday.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Bob King on

Posted on 03/23/2014 9:25:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Familiar objects often mistaken for UFOs include bright stars, planets and satellites, but high – if not highest – on the list is Sirius in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog.

Sirius has attained UFO status for several good reasons: at magnitude -1.5 it’s the brightest star in the sky, it “moves” both slowly and rapidly and shoots out light of different colors.

Because it’s bright, and for many of us, falls along an easy line of sight on March evenings, we’re bound to notice it. No star sparkles more intensely especially when hovering low in the sky.

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TOPICS: Astronomy; UFO's
KEYWORDS: agitprop; cosmos; neildegrassetyson; sirius

1 posted on 03/23/2014 9:25:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Siriusly?


2 posted on 03/23/2014 9:28:25 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: BenLurkin

Makes sense...If you’ve never seen one, they don’t exist...


3 posted on 03/23/2014 9:32:16 PM PDT by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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To: TADSLOS


4 posted on 03/23/2014 9:32:31 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

LOL


5 posted on 03/23/2014 9:32:50 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: BenLurkin

“it “moves” both slowly and rapidly” Balderdash. But I expect people will believe any lie now.


6 posted on 03/23/2014 9:32:58 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah, Sirius can be a really amazing sight sometimes. You’ll see it blue-red-white when it is low in the sky and it can be mesmerizing. I suggest you pick up the iPhone Sky View, or any of the several similar apps, for some great spring sky watching.


7 posted on 03/23/2014 9:34:35 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: BenLurkin
Sirius is actually a double star or binary star system and the two are very close together. If fact, Sirius is so bright, it takes pretty good optics to separate the two...Under good conditions, I've done it...It's not real easy due to the intense brightness of Sirius.

The companion star is called the Pup...

8 posted on 03/23/2014 9:39:05 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BenLurkin

Okay, Beatrice. There was no alien, and the flash of light you saw in the sky wasn't a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and refracted the light from Venus --

9 posted on 03/23/2014 9:39:59 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: dragnet2

Sirius and it's companion star...

10 posted on 03/23/2014 9:42:16 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BenLurkin
Betelgeuse seems to have the same effect.
11 posted on 03/23/2014 9:59:50 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: BenLurkin

Gray Barker was the “UFO Trickster Extraordinaire”.

http://www.csicop.org/si/show/gray_barker_my_friend_the_myth-maker/


12 posted on 03/23/2014 10:01:02 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: MHGinTN

It does move both slowly and rapidly. The currents of air layers in the atmosphere vary over time making it appear to dance around. Usually more movement asit rises low in the sky and less so as it gets further overhead.


13 posted on 03/23/2014 10:02:02 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: TADSLOS

Shirley you jest! But Siriusly, we’re not talking about Klingons around Uranus, are we?

Hal, where are you?


14 posted on 03/23/2014 11:58:53 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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15 posted on 03/24/2014 12:08:49 AM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: dragnet2

I thought Sirius would be chasing Felineis, oh the Cat Star!


16 posted on 03/24/2014 4:06:29 AM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge;Holly 2/1999-12/2013)
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To: Gefn
"Cat" star...hm....
17 posted on 03/24/2014 6:29:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Kirkwood

When it zips from horizon to horizon in less than three seconds, get back to me. Even the wave forms due to a heated highway can cause a ‘dancing’ effect, but the analogy is to an object moving around not just shimmering, so the author’s assertion is balderdash meant to divert from reality, to manipulate folks’ reasoning.


18 posted on 03/24/2014 6:41:23 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Gefn

I think all that happens in your head.


19 posted on 03/24/2014 9:42:34 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BenLurkin

Hey!

The Pup is on the list to see over the next few years. This year it is only 10 sec of arc from Sirius A, but, on a good clear, stable night, it should be visible.

Just waiting for that to happen.


20 posted on 03/24/2014 11:28:16 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: Cold Heat

Betelgeuse?


21 posted on 03/24/2014 1:12:01 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (The enemy's gate is down...and to the left.)
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To: Cold Heat
Betelgeuse??
22 posted on 03/24/2014 1:12:28 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (The enemy's gate is down...and to the left.)
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To: Cold Heat
Betelgeuse???
23 posted on 03/24/2014 1:12:55 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (The enemy's gate is down...and to the left.)
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To: Cold Heat

24 posted on 03/24/2014 1:13:16 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (The enemy's gate is down...and to the left.)
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To: ExGeeEye

Yup....that’s him! LOL

But I was thinking of her...

http://en.es-static.us/upl/2011/12/betelgeuse_star.jpg


25 posted on 03/24/2014 8:46:06 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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