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Originally posted by predator0187
Wait. Hitting the ISS? Couldn't it just move out of the way?
Originally posted by GreatScot
reply to post by Bob Sholtz
Havent been on this long but think you may be intrested in this and be able to ask NASA source for more info as there are different stories about this below are the OFFICAL VERSION AND AT BOTTOM ILL SHOW UNOFFICAL HOAX I THINK? hope you can help as would sure like to know if he could help us with this and other ATS members please HELP
IT SAYS PIC TOOK 28 MARCH 2011
"Cosmic blast in distant galaxy that has so far lasted for 11 DAYS puzzles scientists"
NASA's Swift, Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory have teamed up to study one of the most puzzling cosmic blasts yet observed.
BUT NASA HAVE THIS on there site 2009 [url]http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/features/news/4may09.html
Images from the Swift Ultraviolet/Optical telescope (blue, green), and the Swift X-ray telescope (orange, red) of GRB which was detect on April 23, 2009. No visible light accompanied the burst, which hints at its great distance. The image is 6.3 arcminutes wide. (Credit: NASA/Swift/Stefan Immler)
Watch: Five years of Swift-discovered gamma-ray bursts. 1MIN LONG
Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Swift
or link to just vidwww.youtube.com...
HOAX FAKE VERSION
I myself think this to be more disinfo to create FEAR and the true motive of all the info is to distract from mans own SINS HOPE IM RIGHT.
Ive seen ufo and always hoped for contact.
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
I'm going to keep this short, but sweet. I have some inside info on elenin and its trajectory. NASA is worried that comet elenin will hit, (yes, physically collide with), the International Space Station (the exact phrasing was "nasa space station")
this will probably come to bite me in the ass...but i have a nasa source.
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
Well, here's the answer to most of the problems in this thread.
Comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin) is a long-period comet discovered by Russian astronomer Leonid Elenin on December 10, 2010 at the International Scientific Optical Network's robotic observatory near Mayhill, New Mexico, U.S.A. At the time of discovery Elenin had an apparent magnitude of 19.5, making it about 150,000 times fainter than the naked eye magnitude of 6.5. The discoverer, Leonid Elenin, estimates that the comet nucleus is 3–4 km in diameter. As of April 2011, the comet is around magnitude 15 (roughly the brightness of Pluto), and the coma (expanding tenuous dust atmosphere) of the comet is estimated to be about 80,000 km in diameter.
An 80,000 KM coma equates to a 49,710 mile wide coma. I'd suppose that the projected distance this will pass from Earth has some sort of +/- margin of error. That means that the comet's dust cloud could very possibly contact the Earth. Now, this is extremely scary, but on the grand scheme of things probably not catastrophic. Dust and small ice particles would burn up in Earth's atmosphere and cause little more than a cool light show. The ISS, however, has no protective atmosphere. It would be like throwing an egg shell into a bead blaster if it passes through the coma.
One somewhat interesting thing I found while looking at this is the comment that the comet has a current 600,000 year heliocentric orbit but is highly subjected to perterbation from planets and, in short, they have no idea just how frequently it makes this pass by Earth. I then found this:
Calabrian is a subdivision of the Pleistocene Epoch of the Geologic time scale. ~1.8 Ma.—781,000 yeas ago ± 5,000 years, a period of ~1.019 million years.
The end of the stage is defined by the last magnetic pole reversal (781,000 ± 5,000 Ka) and plunge in to an ice age
Not suggesting a link between Elenin & magnetic pole reversal, but I do find it somewhat intriguing. Not to mention the intrigue over the recent discussion of a possible mini-ice age and the fact that a full ice age heeled the previous pole reversal.