Skip to comments.Comet Elenin Self-Destructs
Posted on 09/01/2011 9:37:50 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Whenever astronomers discover a comet headed inbound toward a close encounter the Sun, there's always buzz among observers about how bright it might get. That was certainly the case last December, when Comet Elenin (C/2010 X1) made its debut. Many hoped it would become easily visible to the unaided eye as it rounded perihelion nine months later.
By April, that initial enthusiasm had waned a bit, as it became clear that Comet Elenin was small and intrinsically faint.
The keys to its peak visibility were the closeness it would eventually have to the Sun on September 10th (0.48 astronomical unit, about 45 million miles) and to Earth in mid-October (0.23 a.u.). In fact, amateur observations through July and early August suggested that this interloper might even be ahead of schedule, brightness-wise. The hearts of comet observers everywhere raced a little faster.
Now all bets are off. Within the past week the comet's brightness has declined by 50%, dropping a half magnitude between August 19th and 20th, according to Australian observer Michael Mattiazzo. (The comet's current location in western Virgo makes it virtually unobservable from northern latitudes.)
(Excerpt) Read more at skyandtelescope.com ...
And I was so looking forward to doomsday. Sigh.
Was looking to see it on Saturday night. MIGHT have seen it in my binoculars, but, when a scope was pointed at that spot, nothing.
We could be facing a worst fate. Another four years of Obama!
Full Blackout. Stealth Mode on.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) probably took care of it.
I’d rather have a comet hit the earth.
Me, too. I think 0bama will pull an LBJ and bow out.
a) Point to this as proof that the government is covering Elenin up, and/or
b) Point to this as proof that Elenin is actually an alien spacecraft that just went into stealth mode.
All of the other related blathering about subjects such as underground cities will continue unabated as well ("AboveTopSecret is reporting a backhoe was sighted in a field west of Denver International today. See!??!).
Facts regarding Elenin such as this will have as much impact on their theorizing as Elenin will have on Earth's orbit ("See! I told you! It's approaching from the south where we can't see it!").
Events completely unrelated to Elenin will be put forth as proof of Elenin's lethal approach ("Look! There was a 5.7 earthquake off Kamchatka today! See?!!?")
Then, when September comes and passes and October comes and passes, they will, without the least bit of self-examination of all of their past Elenin ruminations, jump into the 2012 Mayan end of the world blathering.
And when 2013 arrives, well, I'm sure there is something else baking in the grubby ovens of their fetid imaginations.
the grubby ovens of their fetid imaginations.
My imagination is not fetid, really it’s more turgid.
Oh noes! It even more dangerous now!!!!! ;)
OMG!!!! Are you implying with that picture that Elenin is not just one guided alien spaceship; rather has divided up into multiple incoming space craft? Oh noes!!!
Algore’s homies seys the aliens are going to kill the deniers because we are a danger to the whole universe!!! We are as good as dead now. ;)
Check out the comments at the source. My prediction is already happening there.
Normally, at this point I would say it’s about time for Retrov to get another job. But I doubt his adherents will hold it against him that he wiffed big-time on this one, as he will move on to the 2012 alarmism next.
The physics theory of the Conservation of Energy- Matter Cannot Be Created Or Destroyed.
This thing has been traveling since creation,
at least 4 thousand years, there is no way a little solar 'wind' can destroy it.
Can you imagine your car being destroyed by wind?
It is OBVIOUS
To anyone with eyes to see
That this didn't just happen. Something is controlling this? (you noticed I put a question mark in there, I am only asking, not making any statement.)
Someone is covering this up? We'll see soon enough?
There is only one explanation??
We are about to be visited by demons posting as aliens attempting to take over the world through the careful application of HAARP music.
Do I really need a /sarc tag?
Here’s a comment which protrays the attitude I see in kooksville all the time:
“You know it’s so funny that the closer this thing gets, the more people are trying to dissuade everyone from worrying about it. I mean, if it has just “self-destructed”, I guess all the money spent on the bunkers, FEMA drills and stored food has gone to waste, huh? Sorry, but I call b.s.”
The other thing the commet teaches us is that an overabundance of Homeland inSecurity drills to prepare for every possible disaster they can conjure, in order to justify their cost to Congress and spend their flood of money is contrary to all common sense. This crazy DHS spending that results from being flooded with disaster money from Congress to drill and prepare for every possible disaster under the sun, is wierd as heck.
These people in kookville don’t know how the government works with special interests to build empires, so they try to explain the insanity of Homeland inSecurity on hidden danger and evil. Right now it is Planet X and comet Elenin that attempts to explain the government’s dive off the deep end.
DHS is scaring the hell out of people who are not equipped to understand how the money game is played by pork politicians, agencies and their contractors (special interests) in DC. They think FEMA is doing all this to prepare when really, they are doing all this to line their own pockets and give themselves total control and power.
The government always “progresses” this way for total power and is only stopped in the US by the rule of law - the constitution. But the rule of law no longer applies to disaster and terrorist fighting government. It’s police state all the way in sight and sound. It’s scaring the hell out of people.
It has Americans sumbitting themselves and their children to sexual molestation at the airports. DHS has become a collection of kooks with unlimited money and power. I don’t blame anyone for being afraid of or being disgusted by them. You would be a kook not to be afraid of this machine. But unfortunately the kooks we are discussing here, don’t quite get what it’s reality.
I don't think it is just the government acting whacky that motivates folks.
I think some of these folks have a need to feel important and to be breaking the next big story. Just look at all of the wannabee Buckheads out there when something funky comes out and folks are crawling all over the story looking for the one discrepancy that they can get the scoop on.
Others have a scam going, pure and simple, and push these theories as part of that scam.
And others shoehorn these theories into a fatalistic view of what we are going through (not hard to understand, given the nature of many of our current events).
And it all comes together in the self-confirming realm of internet sites where the conspiracy-minded can come together and find affirmation, no matter what their motives. And in that paranoid mindset, anyone who comes along and tries to inject reasoned doubt into that conspiracizing is obviously part of the grand scheme to cover it all up. Which prevents any critical feedback from entering their loop.
What all you said is true. Homeland inSecurity is adding to their ranks more than you understand.
I do understand that.
You don’t understand what exactly? Do you want to understand it?
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