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Approaching Comet (inter solar system)
Spaceweather.com ^ | 1.09.2009 | n/a

Posted on 01/08/2009 4:27:09 AM PST by wolfcreek

Comet Lulin (C/2007 N3), discovered in 2007 by a Strait-bridging team of astronomers from Taiwan and China, is swinging around the sun and approaching Earth. Astronomer Karzaman Ahmad sends this picture taken Jan. 7th from the Langkawi National Observatory in Malaysia:

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: c2007n3; catastrophism; comet; comet2007n3; cometlulin; doomsday; greencomet; lulin
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Wonder how many of the major financial players in the world are aware of this? Make you want to go, Hmmmm?
1 posted on 01/08/2009 4:27:09 AM PST by wolfcreek
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To: SunkenCiv; blam; Red Badger; decimon

Inter Solar Ping!


2 posted on 01/08/2009 4:28:33 AM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: wolfcreek

I wonder if there was a truly life threatening extinction event on the near horizon would our glorious leader tell us?


3 posted on 01/08/2009 4:31:23 AM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: wolfcreek
Surprises are possible.

Gee, I hate surprises.

4 posted on 01/08/2009 4:32:45 AM PST by decimon
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To: Eye of Unk
I wonder if there was a truly life threatening extinction event on the near horizon would our glorious leader tell us?

I'm not sure there would be a point or even if I would want to know.
5 posted on 01/08/2009 4:35:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: wolfcreek

All this Intergallactic activity makes me wonder if the planets will be colliding Jan 20th, 2009.


6 posted on 01/08/2009 4:38:13 AM PST by SouthDixie (We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.)
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To: Eye of Unk

OH, HELL NO! They would just steal our wealth while they still can.


7 posted on 01/08/2009 4:38:43 AM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: wolfcreek

I’ve never heard of an ‘anti-tail’ before...sure hope this one misses us, anti-tail and all!


8 posted on 01/08/2009 4:39:04 AM PST by blueplum
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To: blueplum

antitail


Part of the dust tail of a comet that seems to point, often like a spike, toward the Sun. This rare phenomenon is an illusion caused by the viewing geometry and typically occurs when Earth crosses the plane of a comet’s orbit when the comet is relatively close to the Sun. Under these circumstances, the cometary dust, which lies in a thin sheet and lags behind the comet, may be seen edge-on as an antitail.

If you can’t see ANY tail, does that mean it’s headed straight for you?


9 posted on 01/08/2009 4:42:01 AM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: All

According to the museum, it took 28.5 million years for Comet Lulin to revolve round the Sun on its own axis.

In other words, museum astronomers said, the last time Comet Lulin came to the inner part of the solar system, human beings had just evolved from monkeys, the ice caps of the North and South Poles had just formed, the globe’s highest mountain range, the Himalayas, had just appeared upon a ground breaking orogenic movement, and Taiwan was still deep in the sea.

http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=829685&lang=eng_news


10 posted on 01/08/2009 4:45:34 AM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: wolfcreek

Closest approach is supposed to be .41 AU. No need for financial planners to worry about this one.

11 posted on 01/08/2009 4:52:50 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Lulin will pass 0.41 AU (Astronomical Unit) from earth and reach the closest distance to Earth on Feb. 24 — about 14.5 times the distance between Earth and the Moon. One AU is the distance between Earth and the Sun.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2009/01/05/190558/Comet-Lulin.htm

I don’t know. That seems a little close for comfort. (especially since they don’t know how it will react as it approaches the Sun.)


12 posted on 01/08/2009 4:55:44 AM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: wolfcreek

if a comet is heading towards the earth..we had better evacuate..obama will tap caroline to lead the evacuation..


13 posted on 01/08/2009 4:57:38 AM PST by BerniesFriend
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To: wolfcreek
In other words, museum astronomers said, the last time Comet Lulin came to the inner part of the solar system, human beings had just evolved from monkeys, the ice caps of the North and South Poles had just formed, the globe’s highest mountain range, the Himalayas, had just appeared upon a ground breaking orogenic movement, and Taiwan was still deep in the sea.

Someone remembers...


14 posted on 01/08/2009 5:00:07 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Do not read this tagline.)
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To: wolfcreek
I don’t know. That seems a little close for comfort. (especially since they don’t know how it will react as it approaches the Sun.)

Maybe we'll get lucky and pass through part of the tail, and have the meteor shower of a lifetime.
15 posted on 01/08/2009 5:01:52 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: wolfcreek
"Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy." - Joe Biden
16 posted on 01/08/2009 5:03:49 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: ZX12R

In honor of the inauguration of our new president, it will be re-named the “obamet”.


17 posted on 01/08/2009 5:04:13 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Do not read this tagline.)
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To: SlowBoat407

I vote to call it an Obamaroid.


18 posted on 01/08/2009 5:09:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: cripplecreek

How many people woould pay their mortgages if they knew we were facing extinction in 3 months? Hmmm.


19 posted on 01/08/2009 5:12:01 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: ZX12R

That would be Kewl!

Although: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6dOoyghxb0


20 posted on 01/08/2009 5:13:40 AM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: silverleaf
How many people woould pay their mortgages if they knew we were facing extinction in 3 months?

Again, would it matter?
21 posted on 01/08/2009 5:15:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: wolfcreek

If you can’t see any tail you’re in the wrong bar. ;^)


22 posted on 01/08/2009 5:19:25 AM PST by saganite
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To: SlowBoat407

That wasn’t fair I just finished breakfast.


23 posted on 01/08/2009 5:20:45 AM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: decimon
Gee, I hate surprises.

Me too. I've had enough surprises in the past year to last the rest of my life.

24 posted on 01/08/2009 5:25:17 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: wolfcreek
Sort of like a tornado, if you can't see it moving, kiss your ass goodbye.
25 posted on 01/08/2009 5:26:11 AM PST by boomop1
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To: Rappini

Me too, and it’s my birthday wife took me out to eat Hardee’s.


26 posted on 01/08/2009 5:27:58 AM PST by boomop1
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To: wolfcreek
I don’t know. That seems a little close for comfort. (especially since they don’t know how it will react as it approaches the Sun.)

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HURRY! Somebody get Harry Stamper on the phone. And call Steve Tyler. The end of humanity could use some Aerosmith background music.

27 posted on 01/08/2009 5:31:45 AM PST by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: wolfcreek

I saw a movie once where lots of people turned into brain eating zombies because of some comet or asteroid. I hope it doesn’t happen again......


28 posted on 01/08/2009 5:32:53 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Today is just a little more special than yesterday.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
I saw a movie once where lots of people turned into brain eating zombies because of some comet or asteroid. I hope it doesn’t happen again......

So, that's how we got all the moonbat liberals!
29 posted on 01/08/2009 5:36:24 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: AFreeBird

Almost seems like an apt way to finish out 2008.....but alas, 2008 is already closed.


30 posted on 01/08/2009 5:41:15 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Guns don't kill people; abortion clinics do.)
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To: Hot Tabasco; ZX12R

see post #20

“Night of the Comet”


31 posted on 01/08/2009 5:41:18 AM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: Eye of Unk

You talking about the new one?

He’s be on the boob tube babbling banal bromides right up to the very end.


32 posted on 01/08/2009 5:56:19 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: SouthDixie
No, Jupiter will align with Mars and peace will guide the planet and love will fill the sky.
33 posted on 01/08/2009 5:56:29 AM PST by sticker
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To: wolfcreek

Oh, once more, just for Auld Lang Syne:

it’s BUSH’S FAULT!!!


34 posted on 01/08/2009 5:59:36 AM PST by Humble Servant (See you all in the Gulag.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Pickins are gonna be slim in the blue states.


35 posted on 01/08/2009 6:12:18 AM PST by TommyTrojan
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To: SlowBoat407

Aw Man ....Don’t do that stuff.....


36 posted on 01/08/2009 6:21:14 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: cripplecreek

No, that is what requires one to sit on one of the inflatable donut thingies.......


37 posted on 01/08/2009 6:26:56 AM PST by ALASKA (I feel more like I do today than I did yesterday.....)
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To: Eye of Unk
I wonder if there was a truly life threatening extinction event on the near horizon would our glorious leader tell us?

12/21/12

38 posted on 01/08/2009 6:35:18 AM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Don Corleone

Actually that date is going to have all of the worlds conspiracy theorists going nuts, I don’t believe it has any meaning.


39 posted on 01/08/2009 6:39:43 AM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: ZX12R
I saw a movie once where lots of people turned into brain eating zombies because of some comet or asteroid. I hope it doesn’t happen again......

Too late.

41 posted on 01/08/2009 6:58:35 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Do not read this tagline.)
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To: SlowBoat407
Too late.

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43 posted on 01/08/2009 7:11:14 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: wolfcreek

How close will it come to Uranus?


44 posted on 01/08/2009 7:16:58 AM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet!)
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To: wolfcreek
If you want to worry about it, that's fine. But this comet is going to miss us by 37 million miles (or more), which is about 150 time further from earth than the moon, so I will not lose an instant of sleep over this one.
45 posted on 01/08/2009 7:23:37 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Eye of Unk

“I wonder if there was a truly life threatening extinction event on the near horizon would our glorious leader tell us?”

No, and no other leader would either. Job # 1: Crowd Control.


46 posted on 01/08/2009 7:25:39 AM PST by John W (Voters were more afraid of losing their money than losing their souls.)
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To: The Bat Man

wonder how they knew in the 3rd century the damage comets (and asteriods) can bring?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdSTE4jWJmk
(National Geographic totals the USA, the oceans, and the world)


47 posted on 01/08/2009 7:36:20 AM PST by blueplum
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To: wolfcreek

I’m just gonna guess, if one doesn’t see a tail, one is about to experience this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69W8WpU4n1M
(might want to kill the soundtrack)

and so will be kissing one’s own tail goodbye


48 posted on 01/08/2009 7:48:26 AM PST by blueplum
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To: Hot Tabasco
I saw a movie once where lots of people turned into brain eating zombies because of some comet or asteroid.

Night of the comet. The only people safe were behind sheet steel in the theater.

49 posted on 01/08/2009 7:57:09 AM PST by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: wolfcreek

bfl


50 posted on 01/08/2009 7:57:24 AM PST by blam
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