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its just pockets of very low temp gas
as it melts and steams out.
how soon they forget this?
All of our recent geomagnetic disturbances point to an approaching celestial object. If it isnt illuminated in the visible light spectrum, it wouldnt be easy to detect.
Here's a slightly different picture
We seem to be thinking in the same direction. Love your avatar
That is a really weird object!
Just letting my imagination go wild for a second....
maybe it is the core of a smashed planet rotating around.
Can't wait to hear more about it no matter what it is.
In one such scenario, a small asteroid's rotation increases from solar radiation and loses mass, forming the comet-like tail.
The White House's Office of Science and Technology is currently mulling over a proposal from Caltech scientists that describes a plan to capture a near-Earth asteroid and bring it into the moon's orbit. If approved, the $2.6 billion plan would see the development of a robotic spacecraft that would transport a 500-ton asteroid to the lunar orbit by 2025 where it could be mined for resources and even converted into a base for human habitation. At the same time, it would also offer an unprecedented opportunity to jump-start a mission to Mars — and even launch missions into deep space.
The proposal was put together by the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS), a group that is investigating the feasibility of identifying, capturing, and returning an asteroid to the vicinity of Earth. The report, a collaborative effort involving scientists from NASA Ames, Goddard Space Flight Center, the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, and many other institutions, is an effort to explore the ways in which space-based natural resources can be exploited. And indeed, given the tremendous costs of sending material into orbit, it's an idea that makes a lot of sense.