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National Report is a fake news site.....
As us English would put it, it's a load of old bollocks.
ISON will not hit Earth.
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Um...if a celestial object makes course corrections, and you can eliminate external gravitational forces as a factor...that indicates intelligence.
reply to post by cheesy
I see that this thread has been assigned as a hoax.
However, what the thread was about, the changing of the comet's orbit was not a pure invention by the OP in that regard. Historically, comets have not behaved as they have been expected given multiple early determinations of their motions as they approach the sun.
As I mentioned, the term "non-gravitational effects" is repeatedly used in historical accounts of the motions of the most prominent comets but with little basis in genuine, specific fact. Of course, the average internet user today does not have access to those accounts from the old books.
"Modern astrometric positions, particularly those that are referenced to Hipparcos-based star catalogs and where the brightest pixel is employed as the true position of the cometary nucleus, are usually accurate to the subarcsecond level."
"Yet multiple apparition orbital solutions for active short-period comets cannot often provide a root mean square (rms) residual (observed minus computed observational position) that is subarcsecond."
All the modern "researcher" can find is explanations from modern conventional science that protects itself by ignoring what is really happen with those bodies.
reply to post by AlphaHawk
Gulible has nothing to do with it. Cheesy does not have English as a first language so it would be hard to see the Satire.
I have issues with American humour because I am British and we have a different style of humour and it is easy to get confused.