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....because people care about there loved ones and if given a chance to keep them from harm they will oblige.
Originally posted by Lionhearte
whether it be bits of info we'd get from amateur astronomers saying it isn't a comet,
or the 'coincidences' of it aligning with the Earth and Sun and a major earthquake would occur on the same day,
and maybe that's just it. Maybe we don't believe in coincidences. Maybe we want to know the truth, and we'll know for sure come October.. November.. December.
...the name Leonid Elenin, did you know leonids "are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel-Tuttle." That just happen to come from the constellation Leo? That is quite a coincidence.
Originally posted by mneisme
In 1983 Thomas O'Toole wrote a story in the Washington Post. Here is the first part of the article:
Friday, December 30, 1983 ; Page A1
"A heavenly body possibly as large as the giant planet Jupiter and possibly so close to Earth that it would be part of this solar system has been found in the direction of the constellation Orion by an orbiting telescope aboard the U.S. infrared astronomical satellite.
So mysterious is the object that astronomers do not know if it is a planet, a giant comet, a nearby "protostar" that never got hot enough to become a star, a distant galaxy so young that it is still in the process of forming its first stars or a galaxy so shrouded in dust that none of the light cast by its stars ever gets through.
Why did they shut down the WISE project right before the object can be seen?
Its a pity really that the comet was discovered by a guy with the surname Elenin - if it had been something else like Golovin or something, I doubt there would have been nearly as much interest.