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No, Leonid Elenin's opinion on the subject means absolutely nothing to me. He is nothing more than a Russian amateur astronomer who just so happens to have been the person who found Elenin. Him discovering Elenin doesn't grant him the scientific knowledge to understand how Comets behave. I would bet that Phage has more knowledge than that guy.
Originally posted by SheopleNation
So get this straight, Elenin is not breaking up now, and it was never breaking up period. Just like others and I have been saying
Originally posted by bjsmi2
SO MUCH FOR DOOMSDAY: Comet Elenin (C/2010 X1), widely known for inaccurate reports of its threat to Earth, appears to be breaking apart.
Originally posted by oxbow
Woo, another baseless YouTube video about Elenin, who'd a thunk it.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Theophoros
Its orbit hasn't changed since it was discovered. What has changed is the accuracy of the calculations of its orbit. More observations = more accuracy. The calculated orbit has been essentially unchanged since January.
Please show when perihelion was ever calculated to occur on September 8th (as claimed in the foolish video), but before you try you should look at this:
(Some of the nonsense posted here on ATS has actually turned out be useful!)edit on 9/9/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)