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Today, the rumors about the imminent end of the world, which have recently appeared more, fly around the world faster and faster. Thousands of residents of Rome, took everything of value out of their homes and fled from the city, scared by the prophecy of a terrible earthquake. Allegedly 100 years ago, an Italian self-taught astronomer, announced that on 2011, May 11th, the Italian city would be wipped off from the face of Earth.
The source of global hysteria, the first in 20 years, is flying towards Earth - Comet Elenin - told the Russian astronomer. There's massive discussion on the Internet, whether or not, alien spaceships are hiding behind it and approaching of Earth. The governments know this, but keep the information from the public.
According to another version, the planet faces a collision with the comet. NTV correspondent Sergei Malozemoff, convinced by such popular rumors, has decided to seek answers in the scientific community.
The Panic on the Internet began with a genuine snapshot, released by Argentine astronomers - few people paid attention to the date - April 1st. In the center - a comet with a symbol from 2010 X1 Elenin, and on each side, wrote the scientist, - something very much like two alien spacecraft. There it goes! - The viral end of the world on the 'net.
Roman Chelyuskin, chief editor of the blog service: "This issue continues to gain momentum. For instance, during the first week of May, the number of records of the comet Elenin are 30 times the number of posts that we made in April. "
The name of Comet's discoverer - Russian Leonid Elenina - was immediately transcribed as "Extinction Level Event" and "aliens from the planet Nibiru in November." Even mentioned the name of the hero of the catastrophe blockbuster "Deep Impact", Leo. All signs that there is no Comet Elenin. A secret world government hide the horror that awaits us.
A simple search on the open scientific bases led NTV Group at the Institute of Applied Mathematics, Keldysh, where Leonid Yelenin works. NTV correspondent contacted him and was convinced that he is real.
Strong handshake, no signs of hoax. Leonid Yelenin - 29 years, did study at the Moscow Aviation Institute, then worked as a Property Agent, and after the crisis has returned to his beloved science. He shows his college registers to everyone who doesn't believe him. Complains: There's someone else registered under his name in the Facebook.
Interviewer: "How do *letters come*?" (I couldn't figure out what he did mean)
Leonid Yelenin: "Well, in the last week, I came from USA and since then, in Russia they say: "We do not believe you. Show your passport." Then I said: Why do I have to show something to you" (Confused phrasing here)
That was in December. Leonid has watched the sky on a remote connection through a telescope of his American colleagues in New Mexico, and - lucky! - Said This was a new comet with a 3 kilometers diameter. By international rules it was immediately named after his own name. About the notorious alien ships in the picture, there's a prosaic explanation:
Leonid Yelenin: "This is actually a star. Just under a certain process of adding a few frames from the velocity of the comet, these stars are pulled in tracks.(???) In principle, any astronomer should know about this. "
Interviewer: "So the bright spot is smeared on night photography.
Leonid Yelenin: "Yes, of course. The discovery of a comet was a dream to me, since childhood. Mission accomplished. Of course, I was happy and stuff. But now this (conspiracy) is happening about my comet. For instance, there are these hysteric letters like: "Leonid, tell us the truth. I sold my house and my family and I are leaving for the mountains." The comet is absolutely safe for the Earth. It will be held at 34 million kilometers from Earth. "
According to calculations Elenin X-1 passes the Earth in October. It will be seen with binoculars or through naked eye. **Then he touched a comet and the orbit of Mercury, if not dissipated** (absolutely confused phrasing), then goes away from the solar system. And we won't it for another 12.000 years. Supporters of doomsday, I am sure it's time to invent some other new theory, said the astronomer.
Originally posted by Caji316
I wouldn't bet to much money there is a real man named Leonid Elenin... or that he discovered a comet or whatever it is. It just doesn't seem right to me...well know soon though, one way or the other....