Strange image on BBC news web site

  Blackhat 17:25 11 Jul 2011
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Well the image is not strange but when I look at it for a few moments it seems to be receding as if it is a time lapse video, I have checked that it is definitely a JPEG image.

Does anyone else get the same illusion?

Image of Neptune. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14081162

  mobileman1953 17:36 11 Jul 2011

yes for a few seconds

  birdface 17:36 11 Jul 2011

It gives you the impression that it is turning a shade darker.

  BT 17:53 11 Jul 2011

I'll have some as well.

Just looks like a still picture to me.

  Legolas 18:12 11 Jul 2011

It was still a still image when I looked.

  lucky1 18:21 11 Jul 2011

Yes, for about 20 seconds it does appear to get smaller then stops. Must be due for an eye test! Spooky!

  Forum Editor 19:08 11 Jul 2011

Some people will experience this, and others will not. It depends on the state of your vision, what you were looking at a second before, and how/where you focus on the image.

Alternatively, it could be a warning that the mushrooms you had today were not all that they seemed.

  muddypaws 19:08 11 Jul 2011

Keeps apparently receeding for me.

  Bald Eagle 19:32 11 Jul 2011

Recedes for me!!! Weird!!!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:17 11 Jul 2011

If you want to make your eyes go funny (without ingesting anything) have a look at these pictures http://www.123opticalillusions.com/

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