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Why is Nasa not going to Turn Stereo to Watch ISON?

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posted on Jun, 15 2013 @ 04:50 PM
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Nasa turned the space telescope to watch Elenin and like he says on the video, that was considered not even important to them? I wonder why they would not want to do the same for ISON.

The object in the is video is and odd looking meteor...






posted on Jun, 15 2013 @ 06:28 PM
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They thought Elenin was going to be boring as far as visibility from earth, and they want to take every opportunity to learn about objects beyond visual range in the solar system.

ISON will come close enough and be bright enough to be observed from earth, or by other space based observational equipment. Stereo serves a very important purpose and at this time is 1 of very few satellites that serve the same purpose. Why risk, jeopardizing it's orbit, or wasting valuable fuel to turn the equipment to watch a comet when that fuel could be used to save the missions life at some point in the future.

Depending on what inclination ISON approaches it may still be visible in either stereo A, or Stereo B with out having to deviate from their on going mission even a degree.

Just my two cents worth.



posted on Jun, 15 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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Originally posted by Hijinx
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They thought Elenin was going to be boring as far as visibility from earth, and they want to take every opportunity to learn about objects beyond visual range in the solar system.

ISON will come close enough and be bright enough to be observed from earth, or by other space based observational equipment. Stereo serves a very important purpose and at this time is 1 of very few satellites that serve the same purpose. Why risk, jeopardizing it's orbit, or wasting valuable fuel to turn the equipment to watch a comet when that fuel could be used to save the missions life at some point in the future.

Depending on what inclination ISON approaches it may still be visible in either stereo A, or Stereo B with out having to deviate from their on going mission even a degree.

Just my two cents worth.
well hijinx has basicly said it all.its going to be visable from earth so no need to risk anything else

i know we,r going to get why not cause it may hit etc but its not,we,ve been here a few times in last few years

i,m a big believer in that we,r not alone and that something will sooner or later take us out but i,ve got bored of this doomday stuff thats suppose to going to happen every couple of months



posted on Jun, 15 2013 @ 07:32 PM
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Greetings.

They don't have to it seems, ISON will be visible to both STEREO A and STEREO B:

stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov...

I haven't watched the video you provided, but it sounds like you may have been mislead.
edit on 15-6-2013 by AlphaHawk because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 15 2013 @ 08:09 PM
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Originally posted by AlphaHawk
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Greetings.

They don't have to it seems, ISON will be visible to both STEREO A and STEREO B:

stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov...

I haven't watched the video you provided, but it sounds like you may have been mislead.
edit on 15-6-2013 by AlphaHawk because: (no reason given)


It all sounds so exciting...I wonder if we will see it. Thanks everyone for your response.



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