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Originally posted by Hellhound604
Oho, we'd better prepare ourselves for a brand new series of cometary conspiracies, stand back Elenin, here comes a bright comet.
Minor Planet Center just issued a circular about new comet discovered by Pan-STARRS survey. Comet was designated as C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) and it may be a very bright comet on 2013! The orbit is not accurate, but it’s already clear that the new comet have closer perihelion than the comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin) – about 0.36 AU.
The comet could reach magnitude 1-2 in April 2013. By the rough forecast, C/2011 L4 can be the Great Comet, and reach 0 magnitude or brighter.
edit on 8/6/2011 by Hellhound604 because: (no reason given)
I was under the influence Elenin was coming as close as .22 AU? But nice find mate. Clearly more comet conspiracies and dooms day events to be pondered upon when all other doom's days have passed.
Originally posted by Hellhound604 that the new comet have closer perihelion than the comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin) – about 0.36 AU.
Originally posted by Shadowalker
Can we get some photoshop on this new one?
You cant have 'wet your pants' fear without a giant asteroid or 3 hidden in the tail.
Originally posted by stereologist
It's great to see the 2012 thread looking forward to other marvels of the universe in 2013.
Originally posted by PaidDisinfoAgent
Should this be in space exploration or news?
Why is this immediately thrown in 2012?