Blocked out part of solar system

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Blocked out part of solar system Tinman351 7/25/12 6:05 AM
Not sure why this part of the sky has been blocked out, does anyone have an answer to this ?
Re: Blocked out part of solar system Hill 8/3/12 10:30 PM
Look here for you answer. It's listed under "missing data".

REF: Missing blocks of Sky imagery
Re: Blocked out part of solar system Gregg1956 8/16/12 9:53 AM
Although I wholeheartedly agree with Hill's reply, that this is simply a missing image, I want to share some thoughts with you people who may still be on the fence or who still believe this is a cover-up.

First, a bit about Google Earth Community history and the release of Google Sky...

Introducing Sky in Google Earth

New feature in Google Earth enables users to explore space from their computer

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (August 22, 2007) – Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced the launch of Sky, a new feature that enables users of Google Earth to view the sky as seen from planet Earth. Source

So Sky was released on 8/22/2007. The very next day we got our first post about the "blocked out" area here on the GEC. See this post dated 8/23/2007. So this area was blank from the beginning. There are those who say "Nibiru" or "Planet X" used to be there, then was removed. They are mistaken or lying. Or stoned.

But what I really wanted to say is something else... the first time I saw this claim, and then viewed the area in question, I Laughed Out Loud. Why? The main reason was the sheer size of the black area. I mean, there are hundreds of stars "blocked out", it's a HUGE area. If this was censorship it had to be done by The Three Stooges! If you're going to hide something, you want to do it in a way that nobody notices. You want me to believe that the techs at Google were able to stitch thousands of rectangular images together onto a spherical model... but they couldn't photoshop out a planet?? This was the best they could do to hide something?


There's one more thing I want to share with you...

Let's talk about planets. How do you find them among the stars? What do they look like in images like we have in Google Sky? I'll show you one.

Dwarf planet Eris is in the above image. Do you see it? No? I know it's there. I verified it with Mike Brown himself, the astronomer who discovered it. Can you find it?

No, of course not. Planets (and dwarf planets) look exactly like stars in telescope imagery. Any one of those dots could be a planet. The only way to find out if any of those dots is a planet is by comparing two images of the same piece of sky, taken at different times, and seeing if any dots move. It's known as the blink comparator method. It was used to find Pluto in 1930. An updated, computerized version of the method is still used today. (Can anyone guess where I'm going with this?)

Let's look at the original images of the discovery of Pluto. I animated the originals to show you the "blink" method, demonstrating the movement of Pluto (from Jan. 23 to Jan. 29):

Image Credit: Lowell Observatory Archives

You see that it's a tiny dot. Well, Pluto is a relatively tiny planet. You can see that if this were just one still image, you'd never know a planet was there. And, in fact, a scientist named Lowell spent his last years looking for Pluto and died before it was discovered. Ironically, he had taken a photo of it and missed it.

The same thing goes for larger planets like Jupiter. A Jupiter-sized planet would appear just as any of the larger dots in the above image, indistinguishable from stars.

In other words... even if Nibiru/Planet X really existed (it doesn't) and was somewhere in Google Sky, there is just no freakin' way that anybody would notice it. There would be absolutely no reason to hide it. It would be a dot among dots. You couldn't prove it was a planet anyway, using Google Sky. You can't prove Jupiter exists with G Sky.

Before I go I want to show you that I am way better than The Three Stooges at covering up planets. I made Eris disappear from this image:

Can you find which dot I removed?  :D   Am I way better than the Google team that put Sky together? No way. I don't know half the things they know. My point is, if I can make a planet disappear without a trace, they can do it even better. You bet your sweet bippy! (Okay I'm dating myself, but I can't be the only one who remembers "Laugh In".)

So... was that area "blocked out" by NASA, "The Government", or those Evil Google employees? You decide. Thanks for listening.

Read more about the Pluto discovery.

See Markopolo's post about Eris [spoiler alert!] The exact dot is in the kmz. (The overlay is a bad link now.)
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Re: Blocked out part of solar system Gregg1956 11/23/12 3:56 PM

On Friday, November 23, 2012 4:03:37 PM UTC-7, alyi6666 wrote:

Uh oh. The Government and Google have conspired to block alyi6666's reply.

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Re: Blocked out part of solar system ET_Explorer_2012 1/1/13 9:30 PM

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 8:56:02 PM UTC-8, starwatcher1 wrote:
It's a cover up. I'm sure that's why there's a big block where Niribu should be too.

Oh there are other blank areas of the Google Sky too, maybe another Nibiru is
hiding behind them too. 
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Re: Blocked out part of solar system Reba(: 5/14/14 8:35 PM
Ah, thank you Gregg1956! I love it when intelligence and rationality (humor, too!) save the day. I can now sleep soundly knowing the government isn't conspiring against me through Google.
Re: Blocked out part of solar system Gregg1956 5/15/14 7:15 PM
Thank you, Reba. I used to be the resident debunker of all things woo here but I have retired. I'm no longer posting here. I spend my spare time viewing the real Sky with my new 8" dobsonian telescope.

I'm glad to see an enthusiastic (and rational) new user of Google Sky.

Have fun!
Re: Blocked out part of solar system Gary Wade 10/1/14 2:54 PM
The system is there and they are hiding it. It is in the ultravoilet spectrum  and many people that have Thier blinders  off know the truth. Open ur eyes and know. The elite are keeping  this under wraps as long as they can.  Soon it will be close enough all will see just by looking up. You can see it now just before sunrise and just after sunset.what do u think is causing all the recent eruptions  and earthquakes. Mountain building.  New islands rising out of the sea . sinkholes  around the world. Strange  weather  patterns. The sun setting  and rising  in the wrong  place  and the moons axis is being altered  also. Just look up people. This is all backed up by scientific  proof. All there for the ones not dumbd down by the government. NASA openly reported on the system in 1993 in all the papers.  Then all of a sudden  they stopped  and then the cover up began.  
Re: Blocked out part of solar system Gary Wade 10/1/14 2:55 PM
Wow they shut me down before I even got started
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Re: Blocked out part of solar system Steve Inoshow 10/19/14 3:46 PM
Re: Blocked out part of solar system RODRIGO CESAR BANHARA 2/15/15 4:05 AM
Google obscured Hercolubus or as may want call it, PlanetX, Nibiru or whatever.
Re: Blocked out part of solar system Hill 2/16/15 2:42 PM