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Has NASA found more than Elenin for potential Impact?

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posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 08:30 PM
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I find interesting from the NG article that it states a single body impact, not multiple."A mysterious comet"
The article is interesting and should add more fuel to the fire. So the article states they found a new meteor shower, but can not find the cause? More comes out everyday.


For the first time since 2007, astronomers have spotted a new meteor shower over Earth. And while this sky show may not be as dazzling as the upcoming Perseids, it could provide the seeds for locating a mysterious and potentially hazardous comet.



Even though astronomers can't say much yet about the path of the new meteor shower's parent body, there's no need to hit the panic button, said Geza Gyuk, an astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. "Collisions are extremely rare events in Earth's history, so I would think this shower is not a predictor of any future impact, but rather a possible indicator of potentially hazardous objects that now could be traced back and followed."



But Gyuk admits that we may have a hard time pinning down this object, because in all likelihood it's a long-period comet—one with a highly elliptical orbit that takes it hundreds of times farther than Pluto is from the sun.
National Geographic

It seems 2016 would be the best bet for predicting gloom and doom.


By tracing the orbits of the individual meteors, the team predicts that Earth will slam into the outer edges of the same debris stream in 2016 and 2023, but then won't hit it again until 2076.

edit on 8/10/2011 by mugger because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 08:56 PM
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This has what to do with Elenin?

Given the fact that it showed up in 2007 can pretty much rule out that it has anything to do with Elenin.

Even if a long period orbit asteroid/comet were responsible for the meteor shower, this doesn't prove that we are on a collision with it.

If it is on a collision course with Earth, we have plenty of time to find it and then send Bruce Willis up there to blow it up with a nuke.



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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Originally posted by OccamAssassin
This has what to do with Elenin?

Given the fact that it showed up in 2007 can pretty much rule out that it has anything to do with Elenin.

Even if a long period orbit asteroid/comet were responsible for the meteor shower, this doesn't prove that we are on a collision with it.

If it is on a collision course with Earth, we have plenty of time to find it and then send Bruce Willis up there to blow it up with a nuke.


What's it got to do with Elenin? = "made you look" - lol

Bruce can't do it without Steve Buscemi!



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 09:24 PM
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What's it got to do with Elenin? = "made you look" - lol


It did that!




Bruce can't do it without Steve Buscemi!


How would we go about sending up Sarah Palin this time to manually activate the nuke.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:59 AM
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The title doesn't say the object is linked to Elenin, it said they may have found more than Elenin for potential impact. Implying forget about Elenin, there's something that could possibly pose a real threat.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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The International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center has all kinds of useful links, including info on the 1255 potentially hazardous asteroids an a whole bunch of comets.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 08:09 PM
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Exactly! Since Elenin is all the rage, It was more to point out that there maybe more out there that we can not decipher. My purpose was to not link Elenin, but show what lies out there lurking with a real potential impact.
This article should help the Planet X/Nibiru crowd . "A lurking body outside Pluto"Oort cloud maybe?



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 08:15 PM
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Your thread title implies Elenin is a potential impact comet, which it isn't.



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