Posted by michael (126.96.36.199) on October 12, 2001 at 16:40:13:
In Reply to: ATTN: TerryS or any other bible dude's posted by jonny on October 12, 2001 at 16:16:04:
Not a bible thumper but from an engineering perspective there are two explainations:
Assuming it was taken on "real" film, it could be a weak coating of emulsion or even an imperfection in the emulsion. I.e. the coating of light sensitive particles on the film wasn't constant and in fact was non-existant at thi spoint on the film hence, no image.
Assuming it was taken on a digicam, the light sensitive feature of your camera is really a RAM chip that coincidentally reacts to light storing a zero or a one. These chips are also sensitive to non-visible spectra energy: gamma and x-rays. This is how the night vision scopes work on a basic level...they collect infrared energy. A stray jolt of non-visible energy (which is flying around the universe all the time) could cause a saturation of the bits in the collector causing them to show white. The bits on the fringe didn't get as much exposure hence the hole effect.
Course, it could be a sign of the end of the world as fortold in Revelations and other religious and semi or quasi religious writing..grin
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