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‘Freakish’ Asteroid Has Six Tails, Sheds Stuff Into Space
universetoday.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | by Elizabeth Howell on

Posted on 11/07/2013 11:14:14 AM PST by BenLurkin

The mystery started when astronomers spotted a really blotchy thing in space Aug. 27 with the Pan-STARRS survey telescope in Hawaii. The Hubble Space Telescope then swung over to take a look on Sept. 10, revealing all these tails of debris flying off the asteroid.

(Excerpt) Read more at universetoday.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: asteroidp5; catastrophism

Pictures of asteroid P/2013 P5 taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Jewitt (UCLA)

Good shooting, Tex.

1 posted on 11/07/2013 11:14:14 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Should name it Obamacare.


2 posted on 11/07/2013 11:16:33 AM PST by AU72
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To: BenLurkin

Don’t be fooled. It’s Darth Vader’s TIE interceptor, spinning out of control and leaking coolant into space.


3 posted on 11/07/2013 11:18:33 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: BenLurkin

“Signs and wonders.” Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!


4 posted on 11/07/2013 11:19:18 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: BenLurkin; Lil'freeper

Reavers!


5 posted on 11/07/2013 11:25:37 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: BenLurkin; Daffynition

There’s something you don’t see every day, an asteroid with dandruff.


6 posted on 11/07/2013 11:26:23 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Boogieman

bttt


7 posted on 11/07/2013 11:28:12 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: FReepers

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8 posted on 11/07/2013 11:38:24 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Boogieman

If the object were truly spinning as they claim wouldn’t the tails show curvature as they emanate from the object?


9 posted on 11/07/2013 11:39:43 AM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: BenLurkin

That looks like renderings of the Star of Bethlehem.

Interesting.


10 posted on 11/07/2013 11:40:08 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: big'ol_freeper
"Reavers!"

Not a problem.

11 posted on 11/07/2013 11:43:21 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: BenLurkin

12 posted on 11/07/2013 11:46:29 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: fella

Maybe it’s not just a big rock!

we’re doomed

DOOOOOMed!


13 posted on 11/07/2013 11:51:43 AM PST by GeronL
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To: steve86
If the object were truly spinning as they claim wouldn’t the tails show curvature as they emanate from the object?

Depends on the spin rate. It if takes 20 hours for a rotation and the asteroid is traveling thousands of miles per hour, you might not see any curvature over that distance. Of course it could also be the out put of a directional rocket steering it into the path of Planet Earth. That is always a possibility in this universe.

14 posted on 11/07/2013 11:54:54 AM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: big'ol_freeper
Reavers ?? A sure cure


15 posted on 11/07/2013 11:59:55 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.as a)
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To: fella

Don’t know who is hotter. Kaylee, Inara, River or Zoe the warrior woman.


16 posted on 11/07/2013 12:03:47 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.as a)
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To: Vaquero

“I’ll be in my bunk.”


17 posted on 11/07/2013 12:07:59 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: fella

Heh, heh.


18 posted on 11/07/2013 12:20:43 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.as a)
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To: big'ol_freeper; fella; Vaquero
I love how this thread quickly got sidetracked into a Firefly/Serenity discussion. :-D


19 posted on 11/07/2013 12:21:06 PM PST by Pyro7480 (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: fella

I’d trade my favorite gun for Saffron.


20 posted on 11/07/2013 12:23:48 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.as a)
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To: Pyro7480

Reavers is hugh and series business.


21 posted on 11/07/2013 12:24:20 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Pyro7480

Oh Kaylee. She loves to make love next to a powerful engine.


22 posted on 11/07/2013 12:25:21 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.as a)
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To: Pyro7480

” . . . sidetracked into a Firefly/Serenity discussion. :-D”

They need to do a prequel series.


23 posted on 11/07/2013 12:26:28 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: big'ol_freeper

Just gots to perform a crazy Ivan. Then no more reavers


24 posted on 11/07/2013 12:26:29 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.as a)
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To: Pyro7480

Wrong franchise, but “I’ll buy that for a dollar”


25 posted on 11/07/2013 12:31:10 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: BenLurkin

RELEASE 13-321
NASA’s Hubble Sees Asteroid Spouting Six Comet-Like Tails

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2013/november/nasas-hubble-sees-asteroid-spouting-six-comet-like-tails/#.Unv5aCdFpdg


http://hubblesite.org/news/2013/52


26 posted on 11/07/2013 12:35:35 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Art in Idaho; ...

Thanks BenLurkin.


27 posted on 11/07/2013 8:16:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Extra to APoD.


28 posted on 11/07/2013 8:17:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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29 posted on 11/12/2013 4:59:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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