Disk Detective Talk

tails and trails

  • onetimegolfer by onetimegolfer

    extending from the target are sometimes tails and trails that exceed the red circle. It is known that all bodies are moving in an expanding direction from the point of origin. At light speed? The question I have is: are these tails and trails an indication of direction of travel? Such as a comet's tail shedding debri. Not sure if I explained it well


  • lrebull by lrebull scientist, translator, admin

    No, sorry! The texture you're seeing here is noise in the background. See this blog post for some information about the sizes of things on the sky: http://blog.diskdetective.org/2014/02/20/thats-no-moon/