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Originally posted by apodictic
Missiles do not produce an aurora which is clearly visible at the bottom. This would be a tear in the magnetosphere.
Originally posted by Pauligirl
Originally posted by Angelicdefender2012
reply to post by Human_Alien
Very Cool!!! But I don't belive this is a missle. I think this is directly related to our magnetic field disruption and sun flares. Just my personal opinion.
Pictures from launches on a Russian astronomy board
Originally posted by IgnoreTheFacts
Originally posted by Insomniac
Originally posted by CHEDwick
It's a comet
Not so I'm afraid. A comet that bright would have been visible months ago as it approached and would have had telescopes all over the northern hemisphere looking at it. Also because of their distance, comets appear to us to be moving very slowly, so if it were a comet it would still be there and would be visible for months to come as it continues its journey.
To me, the evidence seems to point towards a missile launch.edit on 23/1/11 by Insomniac because: Amended sentence
Insomniac, this is exactly what I am talking about. The discussion of this can't ever go anywhere when there is so much rampant ignorance around that you have people declaring it a comet or a supernova.
There is no excuse why an adult who is smart enough to use the internet has no simple knowledge about a subject they choose to discuss. I makes no sense to me. And trying to explain how it CAN'T be a comet or a supernova (or whatever they throw out there) is like bashing your head against a wall. If they are calling it a comet, then more than likely they will not understand the grade school level knowledge that explains how it can't be a comet.
Now, it is different if they are simply asking if it could be a comet. That type of member is seeking knowledge. But to have folks come on here and say "yup, it's a comet"...well, what can you do with that?
And to those of you that want to think that my ramblings have nothing to do with the thread subject matter, think again. It sure does. Simply pointing out that many members trying to discuss this don't have a grasp on grade school level science does deal with the subject matter. If one or two of them drop thier ignorance shields and use a little google in the future it will all be worth it I guess.edit on 23-1-2011 by IgnoreTheFacts because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Aliensun
reply to post by Nebulous1973
Please, please, people get some knowledge of natural things we see in the sky. That would help cut confusion and very incorrect guesses that waste time for everybody.
Supernova? I won't even respond to that suggestion.
Comet? Comets are usually far away, beyond the Moon at least and maybe even on the far side of the Sun when we see them. You will never see discernible movement in a comet in a short period of time. Usually it takes a day at least.
Asteroid? Possible in some respects. In this case the object appears to be in a fairly steep climb which would rule out a typical path for an asteroid which normally is coming down. Some do skip off the atmosphere and are not descending (to Earth) exactly, but will pass on by. These usually appear to be moving horizontally.
This object appears to have a violent exhause in terms of its fanned-out shape. Normal objects just don't look that way It is either man-made or an alien machine. I suggested in an earlier post that it was an ion rocket (man-made).