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How about Asteroid ISON-ELEnin (2010 WZ71)

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posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 07:03 AM
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Sorry catchy name but no doom porn for this one

Leonid Elenin Facebook page
www.facebook.com...




It's very interesting, unusual asteroid with cometary orbit - (365756) 2010 WZ71. Size about 8-9 km. We hope what this object will be named after our telescope network - ISON


OK still looking for more info
ssd.jpl.nasa.gov...

www.aerith.net...


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posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 08:10 AM
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Ummm... What does ISON have to do with Elenin? That is one name I hoped I'd never hear again after the dirty little snowball winked out, following it's sun graze and zap from our big ball of fire. This one is also going to pretty much kiss the Sun's atmosphere, such as it can be called that. it should be interesting to see if it survives it.

There is no comparison on any remote level to Elenin though. That one was more or less on-plane with us and, had it lived, would at least have given us a big tail to be concerned a bit with, if nothing else. This one?

Well, this one isn't on plane to our solar system at all. If anything, it's almost 90 degrees from that and dipping in for a hard u-turn back out. We'll see something they promise to be extremely impressive...but the reason it'll be so impressive is also why it's harmless. It's flying so far above and across the Northern Hemisphere, it'll be visible to us up here almost it's whole period of leaving.

I can't wait....but I sure could pass on the 'The End is Near' nonsense I know is coming.

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posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 08:26 AM
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Originally posted by wrabbit2000
Ummm... What does ISON have to do with Elenin?..


"ISON" is simply the organization that looks for comets and such. ISON stands for the International Scientific Optical Network. There are many comets discovered every year by ISON.

In fact, ISON was the group that discovered Comet Elenin -- because Leonid Elenin works for ISON.


The comet ISON that has been in the news lately (because of the possibility it will be visible and bright next year) was never originally intended to be called "Comet ISON". The International Scientific Optical Network put out a press release announcing the discovery of this comet that could be bright, and in the press release it was called C/2012 S1, but the term "ISON" was put in parenthesis after the official designation to indicate the organization who detected it -- which is something they often normally do.

So, comet C/2012 S1 was labeled in that press release as being C/2012 S1 (ISON). When the media saw this, they incorrectly thought the name of the comet was supposed to be "ISON", so that' how the news stories went out. The incorrect name stuck, and the International Scientific Optical Network decided to just go with it, and that's why the comet is called "ISON" today.


By the way, Comet Elenin is officially known as "C/2010 X1 (ISON)".




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posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 08:28 AM
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Originally posted by wrabbit2000
Ummm... What does ISON have to do with Elenin? That is one name I hoped I'd never hear again after the dirty little snowball winked out, following it's sun graze and zap from our big ball of fire. This one is also going to pretty much kiss the Sun's atmosphere, such as it can be called that. it should be interesting to see if it survives it.

There is no comparison on any remote level to Elenin though. That one was more or less on-plane with us and, had it lived, would at least have given us a big tail to be concerned a bit with, if nothing else. This one?

Well, this one isn't on plane to our solar system at all. If anything, it's almost 90 degrees from that and dipping in for a hard u-turn back out. We'll see something they promise to be extremely impressive...but the reason it'll be so impressive is also why it's harmless. It's flying so far above and across the Northern Hemisphere, it'll be visible to us up here almost it's whole period of leaving.

I can't wait....but I sure could pass on the 'The End is Near' nonsense I know is coming.

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Guess you did not check the face book page



The first numbered asteroid of ISON-NM Observatory (H15). It's not so simple after change rules of discovery credits (M.P.E.C. 2010-U20)
It's very interesting, unusual asteroid with cometary orbit - (365756) 2010 WZ71. Size about 8-9 km. We hope what this object will be named after our telescope network - ISON.


It was found by the ISON Observatory and Leonid Elenin

And like I said catchy name but no doom porn for this one
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posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 08:39 AM
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Let's face it, this thread has only been created because of the names associated with comets that got a lot of publicity. Will the asteroid turn out to be something interesting? We'll see.



posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 09:10 AM
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Well, I'm sure those who didn't know comets aren't named like children now have that valuable information. No comet was named Elenin, either of course. No such thing existed. Comet C/2010 X1 existed. Elenin didn't. Neither did Honda or the other comets that went zinging past in September of another recent year. They all have proper designations. Of course.

In fact, if folks would like to keep tabs on them by their proper, scientific names?

RSOE Index

^^ That site is one I check daily and has a list at the bottom of all NEO's in the near future.

NASA NEO Index

^^ That one I check once a week or so, outside making sure it's data feed works on my own site without failing to update. It does occasionally.


Thanks again for that clarification on Media/Public names vs. the proper names tho. Indeed... A few people likely didn't know that.


BTW... Just to add to the confusion? Even NASA refers to it as nothing but ISON... Go figure.


Later this year, “Comet ISON” could blossom into a striking naked eye object visible even in broad daylight.

“Comet ISON is a sungrazer,” explains Karl Battams of the Naval Research Lab. “The orbit of the comet will bring it very close to the sun, which we know can be a spectacular thing.”
Source


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posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 09:21 AM
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You're right OP.. I did miss your intent.. Sorry.. and well, the Mr Wizard corrective answers some people seem on the edge of their seats to zing others with are getting more than tiresome. It's friggin childish and so, sorry if my reply above on another one was a bit harsh.

You'd think we were logged into Science.com sometimes, for how PRECISE we'd better be on every line, every post, every time...lest some jump like they found gold to seize upon.



posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 11:16 AM
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Originally posted by wrabbit2000
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You're right OP... I did miss your intent.. Sorry.. and well, the Mr Wizard corrective answers some people seem on the edge of their seats to zing others with are getting more than tiresome. It's friggin childish ...


Well, I wasn't trying to zing anyone with a Mr. Wizard corrective answer.

I was simply answering your question "What does ISON have to do with Elenin", and that answer required a little background information about the ISON organization -- e.g., that it was the ISON organization that discovered the comet known as Comet Elenin.



posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 06:00 PM
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Originally posted by wildespace
Let's face it, this thread has only been created because of the names associated with comets that got a lot of publicity. Will the asteroid turn out to be something interesting? We'll see.


Ya more or less

But put out there to stop any new DOOM PORN before it start.
But the part about the asteroid having cometary like orbit I found very interesting
It just that not everybody follow's the astronomy blog.




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