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reply to post by poet1b
There are numerous points that make this comet very unique.
It was recently discovered.
It might never return
It is coming in at a very steep angle.
It is believed to be a very large comet.
It has came relatively close to Mars, and will come relatively close to Mercury.
To add to your list:
It is also not throwing off nearly as much dust as anticipated at this point which suggests that it is made of much more "solid" matter than most comets.
Yeah, that is probably the biggest point of all.
Kudos to the Op.
Probably the biggest reason these points are not being pointed out, is that this leads people to immediately think alien invasion.
reply to post by Tallone
Can someone tell Randy, whether or not the color factor of ISON being
green, is an indication of the comet possibly being metallic, instead of,
" A snowball " ? Sorry if the question is answered some where already
and Randy didn't take the time to look for it.
Like other inorganic cyanides, cyanogen is very toxic, as it readily undergoes reduction to cyanide, which poisons the cytochrome c oxidase complex, thus interrupting the mitochondrial electron transfer chain. Cyanogen gas is an irritant to the eyes and respiratory system. Inhalation can lead to headache, dizziness, rapid pulse, nausea, vomiting, loss of consciousness, convulsions, and death, depending on exposure.
ISON the two tailed comet.
ISON appears to have developed a second tail. Here is a great picture from Michael Jäger.
reply to post by DJW001
Gotcha, thanks for your swift reply.
What's your opinion on the Oxygen/Nitrogen vs. Cyanogen/Diatomic Carbon thing?
Ahhh, an EC theory supporter... Sweet!
Don't want to derail the thread with arguments for and against, that's been done in other threads. But still, Sweet!
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