"Oh good god, the image on the right side is a false color rendering based on the image; you can make ANY comet look like that at some point in its orbit if you put it through the same processing. IRAS, not IRIS, produced false color images as well, and if you wanted to you could make it show a similar color scheme, but it need not be that way because the color is an arbitrary assignment since the images were shot beyond human visual wavelengths."And this:
"No, but if you compare say a heat map generated from an image to a false color image from another source you're not comparing apples to apples and because the colors can be assigned arbitrarily there's a good chance you can find a similar looking image from another source. And yeah, if you butcher any comet image long enough, you can probably get a couple of dark pixels to appear somewhere near the nucleus... along with a ton of other dark pixels scattered all over the image. That's not proper image analysis, that's just massaging until you get a fun response."
I don't think conspiracy theorists are lying, but they may be dangerously misunderstanding the data and the science.The Starviewer team is not an official body. It is a fraud, run by one guy, Rafael Lopez, who posts false info and frequently uses stories from The Onion as 'evidence'.
Elenin is also just one object, and the pictures honestly look nothing alike.
I still need to talk to some more experts on this topic. I'll have some updates by this weekend, hopefully!
I'll be putting together all the facts for you soon. Meanwhile, check out NASA's stance (or propaganda) from November 2009.
"Solar activity has a regular cycle, with peaks approximately every 11 years. Near these activity peaks, solar flares can cause some interruption of satellite communications, although engineers are learning how to build electronics that are protected against most solar storms. But there is no special risk associated with 2012. The next solar maximum will occur in the 2012-2014 time frame and is predicted to be an average solar cycle, no different than previous cycles throughout history."
They may still be lying to us, though, I still don't have my mind made up. Stay alert.