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Fake Headline About a Visible Comet Tonight

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posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 09:58 AM
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CBS headline actually reports that this comet, known as 45p, will "Zoom" by the earth tonight. That is about as inaccurately as a reporter and editor could possible twist a simple news story.

Comets are so far away from earth that they never display any sign of movement across the heavens when a person is looking at it. They are moving fast, but the extreme distance belies that fact and makes them appear stationary. A watcher with a telescope will detect some movement against the field of background stars over a period of some hours, but never "zooming."

I have it on good authority that comet pilots are not allowed to do zooming activities as they approach the sun. The Space Patrol is ever watchful.




posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 10:09 AM
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The worst part about this is that there are plenty who will believe it, and what a sad reflection of the level of modern ignorance that is.
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posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: Aliensun

and the " nitpicking twunt d`jour " award goes to - ATS member -- aliensun



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 10:45 AM
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Calling it FAKE LYING News is more weighty and impactful. Just calling the MSM out for "Fake" stories doesn't sound as damning. It's too cute.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 10:55 AM
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I don't see any problem with that article at all.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 10:56 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust
Calling it FAKE LYING News is more weighty and impactful. Just calling the MSM out for "Fake" stories doesn't sound as damning. It's too cute.


Aww...looks like someone didn't read the article. How...cute.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 10:57 AM
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I'm more offended by the comets name...
Get some more vowels you whacky foreigners!!!

-Chris



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 11:06 AM
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Anything for clickbait. But yeah I don't see any problem with the Article.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 12:03 PM
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. . They are moving fast, but the extreme distance belies that fact and makes them appear stationary. 



So....it actually will be "zooming" by, then. It just won't appear to be. Right? You stated that comets are fast-moving. You referred to it as a fact. What's the issue here again?



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 12:36 PM
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I know. Hale/Bop took weeks to cross our sky. I watched it night after night over my neighbors garage then behind the roof line then behind the top of the tree next to the garage.
Yes visually a slow progression.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 12:43 PM
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A comet streaking across the night sky...won’t be visible to the naked eye


which brings up the question if a comet streaks across the sky but nobody can see it is it actually zooming?

if it`s only streaking and zooming across the sky when seen with the naked eye but can`t be seen with the naked eye,can it actually be described as zooming and streaking?


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posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 01:24 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Aliensun

I know. Hale/Bop took weeks to cross our sky. I watched it night after night over my neighbors garage then behind the roof line then behind the top of the tree next to the garage.
Yes visually a slow progression.


Man...hale bop was AMAZING. I will never forget that sight.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 01:42 PM
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Drink a 12 pack of becks and wait for it... Trust me, it will be moving so fast you'll fall down...



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 01:43 PM
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originally posted by: Tardacus

which brings up the question if a comet streaks across the sky but nobody can see it is it actually zooming?



Of course, it's "slowly zooming"...

Relative to the background stars.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: 3danimator2014

Quite. The most amazing celestial event of my lifetime.

So far... I'm only 59 and have plans to be here a while longer



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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Seriously ?



The comet — called Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková — only comes around about every five years


Its came around 10 times in your 59 years.

Not very amazing.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 02:40 PM
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Amazingly, you'll want about a 6" reflector and very good seeing to stand a chance with this one. It's not exactly the comet from The Omen.

I have a nice-ish reflector but it's solid cloud cover here for days. Alas.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Sillyolme

Seriously ?



The comet — called Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková — only comes around about every five years


Its came around 10 times in your 59 years.

Not very amazing.



Psssst.....he was talking about comet hale bop.
And he's right. It was absolutely breathtaking. And that's from Where I live in central london. Can't imagine how beautiful it was out in the sticks.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 03:20 PM
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This comet is traveling about 55 kilometers per second, relative to the Sun. That is some zooming, but even if you said it was going "really fast", there are some who would expect it to be going by like a meteor. I would put the blame on the disillusioned observers that would expect to see it moving.



posted on Dec, 31 2016 @ 10:00 PM
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originally posted by: Tardacus

A comet streaking across the night sky...won’t be visible to the naked eye


which brings up the question if a comet streaks across the sky but nobody can see it is it actually zooming?

if it`s only streaking and zooming across the sky when seen with the naked eye but can`t be seen with the naked eye,can it actually be described as zooming and streaking?



The point is that a comet would NOT zoom across Earth's sky, whether seen by the naked eye or unseen.

In general, a comet would appear to hang virtually motionless in the sky as seen from seen from Earth's vantage point for days, weeks, or even months (in the case of Hale-Bopp). Hale-Bopp was very bright for several weeks, and visible for several months. Neither its actual motion nor its apparent motion could be easily detected with the naked eye, and its movements could only be seen when its position against the background stars was compared over the course of a few nights.

Even a comet that can only be seen through a telescope would not have any immediately noticeable actual motion. Comets for the most part just seem to hang there motionless against the background of stars in the sky when seen from Earth.


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