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Giant comet may collide with Earth late October 9 Oct 2006 20:16 GMT
... on Monday October 9, 2006 at 12:35 pm MST [ According to the Russian astronomer Nikolai Fedorovsky, a giant comet flying at top speed is bound for Earth. Should the comet ...
Originally posted by malganis
It's funny how many people would like to see the downfall of America, yet when something like this or another global epidemic arises, everybody automatically turns to NASA/NORAD/US Gov. to sort it out.
If the USA were to fall a lot of people would cheer. Then we find out a comet is really going to hit Earth we are all screwed. It would be like "I know who can sort this out! Oh no actually they're not there anymore..."
Originally posted by malganis
Since USA have the most advanced space program and defence systems in the world, who would we look to if they weren't there?
ST. PETERSBURG, October 12 (RIA Novosti) - Scientists from Russia's central observatory near St. Petersburg have denied a prediction that a giant comet will collide with the Earth in late October, a spokesman for the Pulkovo Observatory said Thursday.
Some media reported earlier this month that Russian astronomer Nikolai Fedorovsky has predicted an October 28 collision of a huge comet with the Earth, which will allegedly unleash devastating tsunamis, earthquakes and avalanches.
Sergei Smirnov, an observatory spokesman said: "Our research does not support media reports that a comet will collide with the Earth in late October."
Smirnov said the astronomer Fedorovsky, who even failed to name the scientific institute he belongs to, is simply seeking publicity.
He said astronomers currently observe potentially dangerous celestial bodies using special search systems.
Smirnov said objects larger than 100 meters in diameter or more are considered dangerous. If one were to hit the Earth, it would cause a regional disaster comparable to the explosion of the Tunguska meteorite in Siberia in 1908.
Objects larger than one kilometer in diameter would cause a continental catastrophe, he added.
"A collision with an object larger than 10 kilometers in diameter would cause a global disaster," Smirnov said. "Such disasters occur once in dozens of millions of years, and are followed by serious climatic changes."
He said a large asteroid could approach the Earth in 2028, and said that if it then changes orbit, the possibility of a collision on its next rendezvous with the Earth in 2030 would increase.
Originally posted by Muaddib
These are the direct links to the Russian newspapers which state pretty much what has been claimed.
My Russian is a bit rusty, but I believe in overall those Russian newspapers, except one which does not say anything about meteors and which I did not put a link to here, say what is claimed in the other link i gave, including the possible crash in October 28.
I can only understand certain words and the meaning of some phrases, but if anyone who can read Russian can verify it, it would be appreciated.
Now, i don't know how reliable those Russian newspapers are. For all i know they are another version of Pravda.com
[edit on 10-10-2006 by Muaddib]
Originally posted by Byrd
It's the end of October.
No giant comet has hit the Earth -- again.
I think we need to start Denying Hysteria.
Originally posted by AGENT_T
Hey hang on guys. Don,t celebrate yet.. It,s still october here. I dont wanna be squished. arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!