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Originally posted by loki41872
Can I inject some sanity here?
Comet Hartley passed within 0.12 AU of Earth just a couple of months ago at a magnitude 5. Anybody remember that? I do. I searched for that comet every night for a month with a 150mm F/5 refractor telescope designed for deep space objects and never found it, even when right on the coordinates it was supposed to be at.
Elenin is now projected to pass within 0.24 to 0.26 AU... Over twice as far away! Latest projections put it at magnitude 6 to 8, practically invisible to the unaided eye unless in a VERY dark-sky area.
This is just another comet, one of dozens that pass this way each year. It's not even going to qualify for "Great Comet" status, much less be the "World Killer" people are making it out to be.
Comet Elenin may be a Brown Dwarf Star (not too unlike Saturn which is also a non-burning star).
Comet Elenin gives off particles! Ice does not radiate.
Comet Elenin is supposedly at nearly absolute zero ... I think most space bodies are, but .. this has been given as a reason it is so dark.
Comet Elenin has been photographed from the South Pole, in Infrared, it really does put on a show! (IRAS)
There is some speculation on the "gravity trough" which will form between Elenin and the Sun .. which becomes a bigger problem after it is beyond us.
Some have blamed this gravity trough for the Japan 9.0 Quake, others have other notions.
It has several bodies (7 at this time) already noted, and computed, Levy will pass very close!
It is said to have left hundreds of miles of debris behind it in space. ...
but I have not finished this thread, so I will now go back to reading it!
Be safe, make a "just in case kit" .. you can always use it later and save a month's worth of $$ on groceries.
Of course Nostradamus said famine is next .. so maybe not. ...
Originally posted by RazorX
Forgive me if this has been mentioned already but i think it's interesting that there was a major planetary alignment with Earth and Elenin on 3/11 (Japan Quake) and this next one is tomorrow, 7/7... both dates of Al-Queda bombings (Madrid and London), and that 9/11 is when Elenin reaches the perihelion of earth...
Just thought it was interesting to point out if it hadn't been pointed out already. Doesn't necessarily mean anything but i thought i'd throw it in.edit on 6-7-2011 by RazorX because: (no reason given)edit on 6-7-2011 by RazorX because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by nataylor
Splitting hairs are we ? I agree perfect alignmenbt isn't true. Still that's pretty damn close to perfect alignment.
And maybe we should be thankful it wasn't a perfect alignment. And is tomorrows alignment going to be perfect ?
Yikes, gulp. i'm thinking these dates already are being calculated astronomically and all calendars have been possibly adjusted so that the numbers of the dates fall on astronimical occuraqnces. Possible ? My God what have I said ?edit on 6-7-2011 by randyvs because: (no reason given)
It's not "published" by Cornell. ArXiv is a web site that anyone can post a paper to. It doesn't have to be reviewed by anyone qualified. It does not need to have been published in a scientific journal. As they say on the web site:
Originally posted by BobAthome
Ok enough crap:
Dr. Mensur Omerbashich bio:
W o r k
Geophysics Institute; Hungary, Marie Curie Fellow
Berkeley National Lab; California, USA - lead geodesist
DGT Inc.; Boston, Massachusetts, USA - Geodesist
E d u c a t i o n
PhD theoretical geophysics (under Petr VanÃÄ?ek) - UNB
MSc space geodesy (by transfer to PhD) - UNB, Canada
Advanced CADD - MIT, Cambridge Massachusetts, USA
A f f i l i a t i o n s
Geophysics Institute; Budapest Hungary, EU
Berkeley National Lab; Berkeley California, USA
Physics Dept, Faculty of Science; U of Sarajevo, Bosnia.
ITS A THEORY.
To give his theory,, credince.
Disclaimer: Papers will be entered in the listings in order of receipt on an impartial basis and appearance of a paper is not intended in any way to convey tacit approval of its assumptions, methods, or conclusions by any agent (electronic, mechanical, or other).
My point is based on his published theory,, has anything changed in the time frame since his publication too present day,, which supports his theory,, at which point theory then is regarded as fact.
Originally posted by SunnyDee
I guess this is getting a bit off topic, but looking up Lagrange points, it looks as though we use these points to park satellites in a mostly stable orbit around the sun.
All except point L5. This point is on the opposite side of the sun from earth at all times. Rumors of Planet X sitting at that point are mentioned! Ooooh, brought it back on topic! Well sorta.
Originally posted by Xcalibur254
reply to post by Serendipity7
So many false claims in this post. Where to begin? Elenin is 100% not a brown dwarf. If it were it would be reflecting an enormous amount of light right now and be highly visible. An object's temperature has nothing to do with the light it reflects. Just look at Pluto. For its size it appears extremely bright. This is due to the fact that it is composed mainly of frozen methane which is very reflective. IRAS was a satellite that was launched in January of 1983 and had a 10 month mission. I don't know what it would be doing in Antarctica or even still functioning. Can you explain to me how an object that is 3 km. across and not very dense is going to affect gravity or bring objects along with it?