posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 02:47 PM
reply to post by chrismir
Ison got hit with heavy x flare, it stripped the tail back and widened it. It also split ison into at least three pieces. But ison is massive,
nasa has been not telling the truth about it so don't listen to them.
Check out bpearthwatch on YouTube, he puts out the best down and dirty vids.
Firstly... BPEarthwatch is NOT a reliable source. Down and dirty, indeed.
Secondly.... NASA is not lying about the size. People are confused, and people like BPEarthwatch are spreading misinformation, which is not helping.
The size of the nucleus (which is what is listed on JPL and other sources) is very different from the size of the coma.... which is where the
confusion comes in. Its not exceptionally large by comet standards in the least.
The size of comet ISON and its trajectory were calculated from over 6400 separate observations over more than a year's time... you can bet that
neither is off by much.
There is a wealth of information out there, from reliable sources, and why anyone would choose to listen to random youtube videos over actual data,
from tried and true methods and sources...... is beyond me.
edit on 26pmTue, 26 Nov 2013 14:54:46 -060013TuesdayTuesday1311 by daryllyn
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