Originally posted by StealthyKat
reply to post by Phantom28804
You are probably right on that. The scary part of the asteroid thing is the fact that one could hit us at any time without much warning. But then
again we may not be hit for 100 years.....I do hope they come up with a plan though, just in case......if not for us, then for future generations.
You may not have to wait until 2029. I humbly offer the following.
Greetings Earthlings and Other Assorted Visitors:
This updated version of a prevoius post is intended to provide additional eye candy to attempt to draw your attention to the relevant information
contained herein. This is a test, people. Please open your workbooks and sign in. Thank you for your undivided attention. Seatbacks in the upright
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"We have a problem, Houston."
Without warning, the relatively calm solar atmosphere of our seemingly benevolent Sun can be torn asunder by sudden outbursts of a scale unknown on
Earth. Catastrophic events of incredible energy...stretch up to halfway across the visible solar surface, suddenly and unpredictably open up and expel
their contents, defying the Sun's enormous gravity.
A coronal mass ejection (CME) is a massive burst of solar wind, other light isotope plasma, and magnetic fields rising above the solar corona or being
released into space.
Coronal mass ejections are often associated with other forms of solar activity, most notably solar flares, but a causal relationship has not been
established. Most ejections originate from active regions on Sun's surface, such as groupings of sunspots associated with frequent flares. CMEs occur
during both the solar maxima and the solar minima of sun activity, albeit with decreased frequency during the minima.
Coronal mass ejections release huge quantities of matter and electromagnetic radiation into space above the sun's surface, either near the corona or
farther into the planet system or beyond (interplanetary CME). The ejected material is a plasma consisting primarily of electrons and protons, but may
contain small quantities of heavier elements such as helium, oxygen, and even iron. It is associated with enormous changes and disturbances in the
coronal magnetic field. Coronal mass ejections are usually observed with a white-light coronagraph.
Recent scientific research has shown that the phenomenon of magnetic reconnection is responsible for CME and solar flares. Magnetic reconnection is
the name given to the rearrangement of magnetic field lines when two oppositely directed magnetic fields are brought together. This rearrangement is
accompanied with a sudden release of energy stored in the original oppositely directed fields.
On the sun, magnetic reconnection may happen on solar arcades—a series of closely occurring loops of magnetic lines of force. These lines of force
quickly reconnect into a low arcade of loops, leaving a helix of magnetic field unconnected to the rest of the arcade. The sudden release of energy in
this reconnection causes the solar flare. The unconnected magnetic helical field and the material that it contains may violently expand outwards
forming a CME.
This also explains why CMEs and solar flares typically erupt from what are known as the
active regions on the sun where magnetic fields are much stronger on average.
Impact on Earth
When the ejection is directed towards the Earth and reaches it as an interplanetary CME (ICME), the shock wave of the traveling mass of Solar
Energetic Particles causes a geomagnetic storm that may disrupt the Earth's magnetosphere, compressing it on the day side and extending the
night-side magnetic tail. When the magnetosphere reconnects on the nightside, it releases power on the order of terawatt scale, which is directed back
toward the Earth's upper atmosphere.
This process can cause particularly strong auroras in large regions around Earth's magnetic poles. These are also known as the Northern Lights
(aurora borealis) in the northern hemisphere, and the Southern Lights (aurora australis) in the southern hemisphere. Coronal mass ejections, along
with solar flares of other origin, can disrupt radio transmissions and cause damage to satellites and electrical transmission line facilities,
resulting in potentially massive and long-lasting power outages.
Humans in space or at high altitudes, for example, in airplanes, risk exposure to intense radiation. Short-term damage might include skin irritation.
Long-term consequences might include an increased risk of developing skin cancer.
This has happened recently, albeit on a smaller scale.
On 1 August 2010, during solar cycle 24, scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) observed a series of four large CMEs
emanating from the Earth-facing hemisphere. The initial CME was generated by an eruption on August 1 associated with sunspot 1092, a sunspot which was
large enough to be seen without the aid of a solar telescope. The event produced significant aurorae on August 4.
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I also find the following to be of significant interest and I share with all. I think Clif is on to something here.
Into the rabbit hole we merrily skip, eyes wide open, humming a tune..."Ticket to Ride?...
Hope you'alls still in the saddle, because it just gets better...check this out:
Here at Half Past Human, we forecast the future.
We are not alone in forecasting the future, all humans do it to some degree. Just a quick search of the internet will provide dozens of forms of
future forecasting. Some use astrology, some use other methods.
We employ a technique based on radical linguistics to reduce extracts from readings of dynamic postings on the internet into an archetypical database.
With this database of archtypical language, we calculate the rate of change of the language. The forecasts of the future are derived from these
calculations. Our calculations are based on a system of associations between words and numeric values for emotional responses from those words. These
'emotional impact indicators' are also of our own devising. They are attached to a data base of over 300/three hundred thousand words. This data
base of linked words/phrases and emotions is our lexicon from which the future forecasting is derived."
Read the entire file here:
Also, to further your journey down this particular rabbit hole (this is, IMHO, a false flag to draw attention to the real possibility of an "event"
in mid to late October which involves Elinin and a recently-found new guest to the table...2005 YU55...which arrives just in time for the "11-11-11"
prophecies (the actual date is 8/11/2011).
The rock, 2005YU55 has been documented at about 400 meters/1312 feet in size and inbound at about 15.5 kps/34 672 mph/50 853/sec.
Compare this to Elinin: NO SIZE, and inbound at 23.7 kps/53 015 mph. To make it something to actually relate to (can you actually conceptualize 53 000
mph?), it is 25 918 yards per second...about 260 football fields laid end-to-end PER SECOND.
Now, here is where it gets interesting. It has not exactly been frontpage news in the drive-by media (thanks Rush) that 2005 YU55 will come inside the
orbit of the moon. The moon being about 384 403 km/238 857 miles distance from Earth, 2005 YU55 will whiz between the Earth and the Moon at a distance
of 315 000 km/201 714 miles.
Question? Do these figures indicate that 2005 YU55 will pass by the Moon at about 69 403 km/371 miles distance on 8/11/2011? That's only 12 780 605
488 inches. Seems close to me. Just saying...
How about the fact that there is here-to-fore NO PUBLISHED evidence of the size of Elinin, but it is described as a comet.
"A comet is an icy small Solar System body that, when close enough to the Sun, displays a visible coma (a thin, fuzzy, temporary atmosphere) and
sometimes also a tail. These phenomena are both due to the effects of solar radiation and the solar wind upon the nucleus of the comet. Comet nuclei
are themselves loose collections of ice, dust, and small rocky particles, ranging from a few hundred meters to tens of kilometers across.
Comets have been observed since ancient times and have historically been considered bad omens.
Time is getting short.
In Peace & Light