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Originally posted by The6thSUN
reply to post by PuterMan
Thanks PuterMan for the very interesting thread!
I have it bookmarked and will be following it for updates.
One thing I noticed in the video ...
At the 3:40 maker it is mentioned that the fellow that discovered it, Leonid ELEnin, was using only and 18" reflecting telescope! This to me is amazing of why it was not discovered earlier? ... or was it?edit on 6-2-2011 by The6thSUN because: Sorry, don't know how to embed YouTube yet ...
Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by makinit66
The comets name was not E.L.E. Which stands for Extinction Level Event. The comets name was Wolfe- Beiterman
named after the two who discovered it. Leo Beiterman and Something Wolfe W/E.edit on 7-2-2011 by randyvs because: (no reason given)edit on 7-2-2011 by randyvs because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by nh_ee
After looking at the JPL sight and regressing back to the date of the Chilean earthquake which occurred on Feb 27th, 2010.
The comet Elenin had recently passed through the alignment with the earth and the sun and at a distance of 6.0 AU and coincided with the the 8.8 earthquake in Chile.
Fast forward to March 15 of this year, the date of our next alignment with Elenin and the SUN, but Elenin is significantly closer at only 2 AU from earth.
This could mean an even stronger effect upon our planet poles.
I believe that that was the fundamental theme of her message.
Actually I am a 'backyard astronomer' ... or at least I do have a telescope and can spot the more obvious constellations and planets
That is what makes this so interesting to me, that an 18" lens could have found this verses the 3' lens that some observatories have. It makes one ponder, why was this just discovered now?
Originally posted by gnosticquasar
What I AM worried about, though, is that we will be passing through a very fresh comet debris field about a month after it passes us by.
Ed Cunnius was six-years old in 1966 and living on his parent's ranch in north Texas. He related the following account to me in October 1998
My mom woke me up that morning and told me to put on a coat and come outside. I don't know the exact time. We normally had to get up at six o'clock, and it was well before then--probably around five. I couldn't imagine what was going on, but it had to be something pretty exciting if I could wear my pajamas outside. As I ran out of the house, I remember my dad standing in the yard, quietly staring at the sky. I could see the reason even before I was completely out the doorÑthe sky was covered with meteors, all seeming to rain straight down. My dad explained that this was a "meteor shower" and that my grandfather had called to wake us up so we could see it. Facing east, I looked up and into the "center" of the storm where the meteors were so fast and constant it looked as if the earth were rushing through the stars. As it began to get lighter and the sky turned from black to dark blue; a gigantic fireball fell in the west leaving a visible smoke trail. It was bright enough to overpower the predawn sky-glow, turning the whole sky a pale blue-green. We watched until the sun came up. I don't remember the rates tapering off much, just that the very faint meteors became harder and harder to see. All morning faint, short-tailed meteors had provided a kind of scratchy background to the brighter rain of material. From that night on, anytime the weatherman announced a meteor shower was on the way, I would fully expect another spectacle like the Leonids. I was jaded at the age of six by the storm of the century.
Originally posted by Drala
why is this not higher on the forum lists...almost 300 flags and i had to search for it....also is anyone else noticing the date is jan 22nd on all the posts?edit on 01/22/2011 by Drala because: (no reason given)
Newly-discovered asteroid 2011 CA7 is going to fly past Earth on Feb. 9th only 63,000 miles away, or 1/4th the distance to the Moon. At closest approach around 1700 UT, the VW-Bug-sized space rock will zip through the constellation Orion glowing like a 17th magnitude star.