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Originally posted by tracehd1
lmaoo KnowITall people... aren't they great?
*Thanks for the quick response..." you say... *lol* He's always quickly responding...lol lol
Originally posted by BenReclused
reply to post by sbctinfantry
Yeah, they're not talking about it and I, for one, want to know why?!
I am not one of "them" therefore, I am sure that I can't answer that question to your satisfaction. Have you considered asking "them". "They", no doubt, have email accounts.
I will toss this one to you anyway: Comet Elenin just isn't newsworthy.
I feel "DJW001" did a very good job of answering someone else's similar question with:
There are about a dozen new comets discovered every year. How many of them do you see as "filler" on the news? None of them. Every once in a while an unusually spectacular comet like Hale-Bopp or Kouhoutek will come by and make a splash... but the rest? Check out Sky & Telescope's blog if you want news about comets, not CNN.
Just so you know:
Richard C. Hoagland is as full of crap (I would have preferred a word that rymes with "it"!) as a Thanksgiving Day turkey!
Look at what happened with this comet. It came in from the outer-most reaches of the solar system for the first time ever. It was something no human eyes had ever seen before. It entered the inner solar system, and, on its first approach, was hit by a CME and disintegrated at perihelion.
In any rational, logic-based, and scientifically-driven society, this would have been a beautiful, once-in-multiple-lifetimes event. But, what have we done to it. It became a mockery and a testament of our own (in)ability to base ourselves in common sense.
What should have been a truly astronomical event was turned, by us, into a source of cynical paranoia.
Those who saw this for what it was - comet being seen by us for the first, and now last, time - should feel privileged, both to have witnessed and appreciated such an occurrence.
Those who saw this as yet another chance to degrade, reject, and slander our sciences and to take advantage of others - they should be humiliated. But, of course, they won't be. They weren't the last time, nor the time before that... and they won't be the next time. Whatever the reasons people use to justify their insolence...I just hope they're satisfied.
Alot of folks come on here acting like there was no info on this comet for people to take pause at.That comes off to me to be one sided and short minded.Bottom line is that we will no for sure either way on the 27.