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Comet Elenin: A news letter from NASA

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posted on May, 5 2011 @ 01:49 PM
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Im interested in the fact they say its not as bright as other comets. does that mean its of heavier composition with less ice? because from what i understand the tails of comets are made of water being heated up and broken off the comet as it gets closer to the sun. So if elenin isnt getting brighter is it more rock less ice perhaps???




posted on May, 5 2011 @ 01:53 PM
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Nasa is a running joke at the European space agency.


I assume this means you are employed by the ESA. Please share some of these "in jokes" with us....



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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Russian Warning Issued Over “Controlled” Comet Headed Towards Earth
was this foudnd to be hoax?
edit on 5/5/11 by Ophiuchus 13 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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Russian Warning Issued Over “Controlled” Comet Headed Towards Earth
was this foudnd to be hoax?


Yes,the source was SORCHA FAAL!!!



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 03:54 PM
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My only question is, if it is, as NASA states a fairly insignificant ball of ice and dust, then why is such a big deal being made about it? You wouldn't go through so much trouble if the truth was insignificant. Sort of like the presidents birth certificate.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 04:37 PM
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well this sucks..... I was hoping for something amazing... another comet in and out while we sit an wait for????



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 04:40 PM
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Mining water vapour?

Comets (as noted in the OP) are dirty ice.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 04:57 PM
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My only question is, if it is, as NASA states a fairly insignificant ball of ice and dust, then why is such a big deal being made about it? You wouldn't go through so much trouble if the truth was insignificant. Sort of like the presidents birth certificate.


Ask yourself: who is making a big deal of it? NASA? Professional astronomers? Amateur astronomers? Seismologists? Geologists? No. YouTube hoaxers and doomsday cultists. What does that tell you?



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 05:36 PM
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So basically it's safe to say you feel safe now?



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 05:48 PM
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Too bad it won't be brighter, if this data is correct. I loved Hale-Bopp in 1997, what a majestic sight. I hope another great comet provides such a show at some point soon.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 06:59 PM
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Small question, as NASA have now announced this in their newsletter (I love the way they say "You might have heard by now" , Why did this not make the mainstream too, like the asteroid YU55, if it is so harmless ?

Surely now they can scream about this comets discovery from the rooftops, or at least have added it to articles referring to the asteroids in a truely benign manner, such as to say "A few weeks before we are in for a treat, as this comet doesn't come around all that often." Or something better than what I just said lol.

Glad NASA are saying it is no threat, but at the same time, is it really worth the 0's and 1's its created with ?

Oh and just before any one answers, I understand it could simply be because it isn't notable enough, or because it poses no threat, because, yeah I can work those type of answers out for myself, but surely the fact that this is a once in several lifetimes event would be mainstream noteworthy ?



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 07:11 PM
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Does anyone know how big Comet Elenin is yet?



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 07:12 PM
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Can Comet Elenin run into something along it's route that could potentially alter it's course or break it up into fragments?

I heard that Nibiru or this Brown Dwarf was in the same orbit as Comet Elenin



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 07:39 PM
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I heard that Nibiru or this Brown Dwarf was in the same orbit as Comet Elenin


Clearly, you heard wrong.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 07:41 PM
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The old cut and paste ah!
I know arthritis.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 07:45 PM
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Is it possible for a CME from the sun to alter the orbit of a comet? Wikipedia says the average mass of a CME is at least 1.6 10^12 and Halley's Comet is 2.2 10^14 kg.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 08:03 PM
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Do you really know what a CME is? Do you really think subatomic particles can change the trajectory of anything that isn't already within a coronal loop which would also be on a collision course directly into the sun? How come massive Mercury's orbit hasn't changed in millenniums? It's a hundred thousand times the mass of a light tiny comet and tens of millions of miles closer!!



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 08:04 PM
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Originally posted by DJW001
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Ask yourself: who is making a big deal of it? NASA? Professional astronomers? Amateur astronomers? Seismologists? Geologists? No. YouTube hoaxers and doomsday cultists. What does that tell you?


You tube hoaxers and doomsday cultists? Really? Is that what you really think? So what term do you have for us regular ATS members who like to discuss the possibility we are not being told the truth or the full story by our illustrious leaders?
Its obvious why we are regularly here, why are you and Weedwacker and Stereologist and a few other clingons constantly returning as soon as someone recieves some support for a post? Like clockwork!
Does an alarm go off in your office when the word Nibiru is mentioned on ATS?
What do you bring to these topics other than what you have been told by NASA?
To NASA sceptics such as myself you bring nothing!
I doubt you believe you are here to provide a necessary service, to help the misguided see the truth. Look at all your posts and stars where are all your flags? Have you ever posted a personal theory? Thats right you bring nothing but textbook material. How do you keep up with NASA and their constant alterations?
You will not persuade those here that know we are being lied to constantly by NASA but thats not your intention, its to misguide the curious or new members who find their way here for alternative information.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 08:19 PM
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So what term do you have for us regular ATS members who like to discuss the possibility we are not being told the truth or the full story by our illustrious leaders?


Its called lack of research and or lack of education in the fields of study. One them self can learn to do the calculations personally, if one was so inclined to venture into that realm of applicable study, that could land you a job somewhere, maybe. Speculations and advancing uneducated fantasies don't usually get you a job in the sciences, though they may get you jobs in other fields.

You see an R&D firm will only let you stick around a while (if you ever get in one) with failed experiments until they have to cut the fat of unproductive contributions to their fiscal well-being, especially if they are traded on the market, then a speculator's life is very limited in the practicing developmental process, like making bombs that work for instance, instead of duds.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 09:48 PM
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Originally posted by IndieA
Does anyone know how big Comet Elenin is yet?


It's head is about 4km in diameter (we've known this since it was discovered on 10 December last year).

The coma, or tail is larger than 33,000 miles and is growing as the comet gets closer to the sun.

It will never come closer to the Earth than 22 million miles. At that distance it can have no measurable electrical, gravitational or magnetic affect on the Earth.

There is nothing astronomically observed to indicate that it is anything more than a rather small and unspectacular comet.

Please do some research.

If you don't like NASA, then refer to privately owned amateur astronomer magazines like Sky & Telescope and see what they are reporting.




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