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information on comet Elenin

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posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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______beforeitsnews/story/557/625/VIDEO
to those people who want to know more about elenin. the coma is growing as it gets closer we can see more of the coma. so this tells us a little bit of the size.
edit on 13-4-2011 by alex1 because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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how is that news? generally that's what objects do when they come closer.



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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people still want to know more about comet elenin so if they want to hear that it's news then.



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 06:45 PM
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I see no new news here, just someone rambling about the size of objects seeming larger when closer.... er... duh?



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 06:49 PM
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don't comment if you're going to be mean.



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 06:49 PM
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I think what he is talking about is that the coma is getting bigger. It's not new news, but he's not saying that it looks bigger because it's closer.



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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yea that's what i mean.



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 06:53 PM
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Lol, just joshing mate,,, that link takes me to some dodgy looking site with no info, any chance you can post the info in the thread?

Thanks.



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 06:59 PM
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Oh My!
A comet that is approaching Earth appears to be getting BIGGER????

If Before Its News dot com says so, it MUST be true!




Peace



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 07:01 PM
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Hey guys yes we know comet Elenin is coming closer to the Earth...


Check out my Thread took me two hours to write it today. I'd appreciate it if you dropped a reply..
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posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 07:03 PM
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this is off topic.



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 07:06 PM
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What is the purpose of this thread? The PURPOSE!?



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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I just read that the coma is roughly 80000 km currently. What does that mean?



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 07:11 PM
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the purpose is that scientist get to know more about comet elenin.



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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reply to post by XRaDiiX
 

That is wonderful that you are putting forth a bit of effort in your quest to Deny Ignorance. I will certainly take some time to read all the information you have gathered in the authoring of your post.
However
What you are doing with your posting here is called "Hijacking a Thread" and is considered a No No...many consider it poor form to rudely direct viewers of a thread to another, particularly if it is not directly related to the post-at-hand.
And although your post has to do with Space exploration, it is more unrelated to this post than related
I see that you are new to ATS, so no harm, no foul...just keep it in mind in the future.

Peace



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 07:23 PM
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Not much. The coma is produced when the comet approaches the Sun and begins to sublimate. Meaning that is composed of gas and adds no mass to the comet, as it was already present in solid form before. An 80,000 km. coma is small, which is to be expected as Elenin is a small comet. We have observed comets in the past that have comas over 1,000,000 km. and it had no impact on us. Once Elenin passes Mars we can expect for the coma to decrease as the solar winds will begin blowing this material away from the comet adding to the tail.



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 07:40 PM
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posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 08:11 PM
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Actually a comet's coma is what hides its size to our observations sans sending a spacecraft to its interior, or its nucleus, or its solid mass. The coma obscures a comet's size, a coma grows as it approaches the sun, its the mystique of comets and probably the source of the mystery some try to fill with fantasy.

The difference between a comet growing a huge coma and one growing a long tail gives us clues as to the geological makeup of the comet and possibly its age, and/or its orbital periods. Serious study of comet's structure is really at its infancy, we have a lot to learn about these mysterious travelers, I mean space debris from accretion of solar systems and interstellar space.



posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 09:14 PM
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It means its 80000kms if the information is correct



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 05:44 AM
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Here is the discoverer of the comet Leonid Elenin's Blog. He states the coma is 80,000kms:

spaceobs.org...



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