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Neat Comet Heading for Earth?

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posted on May, 8 2004 @ 02:10 AM
Planet-Sized Comet Headed This Way?
By Edgar J. Steele

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After a great misery for mankind an even greater approaches. The great cycle of the centuries is renewed: It will rain blood, milk, famine, war and disease. In the sky will be seen a fire, dragging a tail of sparks. ---Nostradamus, Century 2, Quatrain 46 (1654)

A huge comet is rounding the sun, a comet twice the size of jupiter (from tip to end of tail -ed) (about 22 times the size of earth). Some have seen it at sunrise and sunset; otherwise, it is not visible because it is occluded by solar glare. Essentially, it is coming from behind the sun and was first observed by NASA less than two months ago.

NASA's solar observatory has released a number of pictures of this comet, but those stopped just as a huge coronal mass ejection (an event which is to the hydrogen bomb as the hydrogen bomb is to a firecracker) erupted from the sun toward the comet. Some call these things "sunspots."

This comet is passing within 9 million miles of the solar surface. In celestial terms, that is a very near miss.

You haven't heard about this, have you?

Remember the hullabaloo over Hale/Bopp and Levy/Shoemaker? They were pikers by comparison with what has been dubbed Comet "NEAT."

Animated Sequence

Why all the silence this time?

I have read a good deal of speculation on several different internet sites. Some see it as biblical prophecy fulfilled (see Revelations - you might agree). Some consider this to be "Nibiru" or "Planet X," foretold by the Mayans as passing through the solar system every 3600 years or so. Some consider this simply to be an awesome photo opportunity.

Some say the strange weather on Earth lately is the result of an effect caused by the sun which in turn is responding to Comet NEAT.

Electromagnetic fields reach hundreds of millions of miles into space, you see, and are generated by all celestial objects. Influences occur at distances far in excess of that between the sun and comet Neat or, for that matter, between Earth and comet Neat.

The sun has a regularly-repeating solar "sunspot" activity cycle of approximately 11 years. 2000 was to have been the most recent peak. Solar > activity, rather than dropping off in year 12, as it always has, has continued to rise ever since.

Earth's magnetic field has been weakening in an accelerating fashion of > late. The North Pole, which wanders anyway, has traveled almost as far in the past 20 years as it did in the 100 years prior to that, when it was located in Canada's northern Yukon Territory.

Some hypothesize that Earth's poles reverse when its magnetic field reaches zero. The geological record proves the poles have shifted many times down through the history of the Earth (metal flakes in lava align with the magnetic field, to be frozen in place when the lava cools, you see, just like the needle in a compass). Coincidence? Perhaps.

Maybe it is nothing. Maybe it is something. If something, it could be the most significant occurrence in recorded human history.

Generally, the concern is not that Comet NEAT will strike Earth or even come near us (though I have yet to see a good description of its path relative to Earth). Rather, the concern is for the effect upon us through the electromagnetic interaction between it and Earth and the Sun. There is a secondary concern that something this huge could have smaller objects following in its wake, or that pieces of it broke off during the massive solar flare when it passed near the Sun, pieces that might find their way to Earth. "Planet buster" asteroids can be as small as 1/3 mile in diameter.

Just five days ago, a Rand Corporation (government think tank) scientist, Dr. Geoffrey Summer, publicly stated that secrecy would be the best option if it were discovered that an asteroid were about to hit the earth: "Overreaction not just by the public but by policy-makers scurrying around before the thing actually hits because we can't do anything about it anyway ... to a large extent you are better off not adding to your social costs."

Go here for one of NASA's official web pages carrying photographs of this comet:

Something tells me you should take a look right now, though. Who knows if this will be available even tomorrow?

For the moment, my question is, "Why is there no media coverage of Comet NEAT?"

Of course, we all know how paranoid I am.
"I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth." - Morpheus

Copyright 2003, Edgar J. Steele

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Should this be a cause for concern? There has been nothing but complete hush in the media... I cant help but feel a little uneasy. Some people have been having dreams about something happening to the east coast.

Plus this is suppose to happen around May 24-28th... that's 16 days away!

posted on May, 8 2004 @ 02:37 AM
[bad pun]

NEAT! It's going to kill us!

[/bad pun]

posted on May, 8 2004 @ 02:37 AM
these two sites have som information on NEAT... though spaceweather says that its closest approach is occuring right now.

posted on May, 8 2004 @ 02:45 AM
No, that comet is heading away from Earth, and its not as big as it is rumored to be. It is not planet size. It seems to be big, but its not.

Here is a link to the path its going to have in the following weeks.

You can click on the link and zoom it to see better the path of the comet.

posted on May, 8 2004 @ 03:03 AM
This comet has been outward bound since February

posted on May, 9 2004 @ 12:04 PM
Yeah my bad, its the comet in june that everyone was worried about, I had them mixed up.

I checked out some of the things in this article, and all have been reported... And I remember that in Feburary that someone posted that all these astronomers..etc were getting sent to the south pole, rumors that something big was coming... And now this In March? Is it just me or is this adding up too well?

[Edited on 9-5-2004 by porschedrifter]

posted on May, 9 2004 @ 12:32 PM
Maybe this is the one we should watch!

posted on May, 9 2004 @ 02:19 PM
If the comet is twice the size of jupiter (long) why is it not just considered a planet? Can anybody tell me the diameter of whatever it is thats going to kill us all?

posted on May, 9 2004 @ 02:39 PM
The distace from the 'front' of the comet to the end of the tail of the comet is twice the size (diameter?) of Jupiter - not the comet itself. Nevertheless, if the tail is that long, the source of the tail must be pretty big - or have a BUNCH of ice on it.

Also, I got this from another thread (, the comet 4179 Toutatis will come 0.0104AU to Earth! This is on September 29, 2004 at an unknown hour. Scary stuff. I screenshotted the applet. Click below to see:

The teal dot is 4179, the green dot is Earth.

[Edited on 5/9/04 by xenophanes85]

posted on May, 9 2004 @ 02:57 PM
Yes (thank you Muaddib!), the NEAR and NEAT comets are outbound. No danger. The other one passes about 2 times the distance of the Moon away from us (if I remember right. It doesn't come inside the lunar orbit distance.

A couple of notes for the next time you guys see a 'THE COMET IS COMING!!! THE COMET IS COMING!!!' stories being posted:

* The Earth is billions of years old. No doubt it got hit by a comet at least once, and it's been hit by meteors and meteorites. We're still here.

* If there was a meteor/comet headed for us and in the danger zone, EVERY amateur astronomer and university astronomy department would be screaming to the high heavens about the danger. You couldn't shut them up.

* Every time (and I do mean EVERY) a new comet or asteroid shows up, nutjobs start quoting Revelation to us as though that's the only reliable source of information (this is a book that most of the early compilers of the Bible wanted to leave OUT of the Bible because they felt it was not prophetic.) Other religions don't have this scenario.

* The government hasn't gone to any underground bunkers. We can still see legislators prowling around, making fools of themselves.

* The next time comets and meteors show up, nutjobs iwll run around shrieking about bunkers and the end of the world and revelation. This will be doubly true for the years 2011, 2012, and 2013 because of the people already howling about the Mayan calendar.

Remember the flap over Y2K? We'll get it again.

posted on May, 9 2004 @ 03:06 PM

* If there was a meteor/comet headed for us and in the danger zone, EVERY amateur astronomer and university astronomy department would be screaming to the high heavens about the danger. You couldn't shut them up.

that there proves there is no imminent danger from impact

posted on May, 9 2004 @ 04:36 PM
I saw it last night with the help of binoculars. Kinda of cool but barely visible to the unaided eye in my area. It is definatly not heading this way.

posted on May, 9 2004 @ 09:22 PM
I caught a great view of NEAT tonight using my binocular. Once I got it spotted and knew what to look for, I could see it with the naked eye (well, as naked as my eye gets, what with my glasses!). I'm in the Southeasten U.S. and the weather is perfect fpr stargazing.

edit:Spaceweather has a great gallery of NEAT photos.

[Edited on 9-5-2004 by Spectre]

posted on May, 9 2004 @ 10:39 PM

the comet 4179 Toutatis will come 0.0104AU to Earth!

heh....0.01 AU is 1.5 million km.

1,500,000 kilometers.

The moon is 385,000 km away.

That is not only further away than some recent misses, but a huge miss by NEO standards.

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