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  • Haley's Comet Vs UN : wow! (VIDEO)

    02/21/2017 1:11:14 AM PST · by Oz8509338511 · 52 replies
    Multiple Sources Reporting ^ | 20 Feb 2017 | Nikki Haley
    http://100percentfedup.com/wow-haleys-comet-just-collided-with-hypocritical-anti-israel-terror-nation-supporting-u-n-and-the-results-were-spectacular-video/
  • NASA says mysterious object hurtling towards Earth could be an asteroid or a comet

    01/04/2017 6:39:03 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated14:17, 4 JAN 2017 | ByLibby Plummer
    The American space agency says that one object is a massive comet, but has so far been unable to identify the other NASA recently spotted two massive space objects hurtling towards Earth. While the American space agency has pinpointed one as a comet, the other has left it slightly more baffled. The comet is set to fly close to Earth this week, but the mystery object isn't expected to make an appearance until February. The object, dubbed "2016 WF9", was detected by NASA's asteroid- and comet-hunting NEOWISE project on 27 November 2016. It is roughly 0.3 to 0.6 miles (0.5...
  • Rare Comet Visiting Inner Solar System For The First Time To Be Visible From Earth This January

    01/03/2017 8:35:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 3 January 2017, 5:47 am EST | Allan Adamson
    Seeing Comet C/2016 U1 NEOWISE fly by would be a rare opportunity for skygazers because the celestial body won't likely pass by Earth for the next thousands of years. Unlike short period comets such as Halley's, a comet which passes by our planet every 75 to 80 years, it would take C/2016 U1 NEOWISE far longer time before it gets to visit this region of the solar system again. ... Paul Chodas, from NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object (NEO) Studies, said that there is a good chance that the object will be visible from Earth using a good pair of...
  • Top 7 Must-See Sky Events for 2017

    01/02/2017 9:13:19 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 29 Dec, 2016 | Andrew Fazekas
    Among the many eye-catching astronomical shows coming up, 2017 may be best remembered for the much anticipated total eclipse of the sun that will cross the continental United States in August. In addition to that spectacular sight, sky-watchers will have a plethora of treats to look forward to in the coming months. To kick things off, an icy comet will swing by Earth in February, hopefully offering picturesque views. Elusive Mercury and giant Jupiter will both put their best faces forward as they appear their biggest and brightest early in the year. And in December, the annual Geminid meteor shower...
  • 'New Year's Eve Comet' and More

    12/30/2016 3:02:57 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    Space.com ^ | Dec 30,2016 | Samantha Mathewson
    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory tweeted a video about Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková, which has been growing more prominent in the sky since Dec. 15. On New Year's Eve, the comet will be visible through a telescope or binoculars near the crescent moon, sporting a blueish-green head and thin, fan-shaped tail, NASA researchers said.
  • Trump Comet Welcomes New President

    12/29/2016 9:00:02 PM PST · by ShivaFan · 24 replies
    opinion | 29 Dec 2016 | ShivaFan
    Some Hindus are calling the New Years Eve Comet, known officially as Comet Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková, that will be just next to the crescent moon this New Years Eve, the "Trump Comet". This amazing greenish comet with fan tail which, with a good eye or better yet a pair of binoculars, will be seen near the crescent moon on this coming New Years Eve on the Western horizon after the sun sets. And it will be visible again even brighter in February 2017 to Welcome Donald J Trump the New President!
  • One-Day Event Supporting Comet Ping Pong Has to Be Extended for a Whole Weekend

    12/08/2016 10:38:08 AM PST · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    Washingtonian ^ | December 8, 2016 | Jackson Knapp
    Comet Ping Pong–the Chevy Chase pizzeria tormented by a gunman who was “self-investigating” an internet hoax last Sunday–will host a neighborhood support event this weekend. Billed “Stand With Comet” on Facebook, the event was originally just planned for Friday. But with thousands saying they’re interested in attending, the organizers of the event decided to extend the event, pushing it through the end of Sunday. “We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support and solidarity you have all shown,” the announcement, posted on Facebook, says. “It is a stirring reminder of how many good people there are out there,...
  • PizzaGate-Washington D.C. police arrest man with a rifle-Edgar Maddison Welch-at Comet Ping Pong

    12/04/2016 7:30:50 PM PST · by Bunyan · 67 replies
    Washington Post via Lucas Daniel Smith's Blog "Was Obama Born In Kenya" ^ | December 4, 2016 | Washington Post via Lucas Daniel Smith's Blog
    It appears that a man, who is described as being in his late 20s, entered Comet Ping Pong (another pizza place in DC which is owned by James Achilles Alefantis – owner of Comet Pizza in DC) today with a rifle or a gun of some type.... Other reports are indicating that the man was later identified as Edgar Maddison Welch, 28 years of age, from Salisbury, North Carolina....
  • The Consequences of 'Pizza Gate' are Real at Comet Ping Pong

    11/15/2016 12:33:57 PM PST · by MNDude · 76 replies
    Say you have a great meal at Comet Ping Pong and want to leave the Upper Northwest restaurant a four- or five-star review. That's impossible right now because Yelp has activated its "Active Cleanup Alert" placeholder that prevents Yelp users from leaving reviews when an establishment is battling a controversial news story. "The most sickening part of this vicious attack has been the stealing of Instagram images, Facebook images of children, minors, aged 5, 7, and 8 years old that are then slapped across their chat boards as nothing but pawns," Alefantis says. "Yes, it’s scary to be attacked, it’s...
  • Out with a bang: Rosetta crashes into comet

    10/02/2016 1:22:49 PM PDT · by ETL · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 30, 2016 | Rob Verger
    After a journey of billions of miles and a historic cosmic rendezvous, the Rosetta spacecraft met its end after a “controlled impact” with the comet it had been studying. The European Space Agency (ESA) confirmed a loss of signal from the probe on Friday at 1:19 pm, Central European Summer Time. The maneuver to slowly crash the craft was deliberate— a way to study the comet up close at the tail end of the mission. “Thanks to a huge international, decades-long endeavour, we have achieved our mission to take a world-class science laboratory to a comet to study its evolution...
  • Rosetta Wows With Amazing Closeups of Comet 67P Before Final ‘Crunchdown’

    09/30/2016 3:01:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    Rosetta fell silent moments after 6:19 a.m. Eastern Time (12:19 UT) this morning, when it gently crashed into 67P/C-G 446 million miles (718 million km) from Earth. As the probe descended to the comet’s bouldery surface of the comet in free fall, it snapped a series of ever-more-detailed photographs while gathering the last bits data on the density and composition of cometary gases, surface temperature and gravity field before the final curtain was drawn.
  • This Space-Exploring Robot Tweeted a Heartbreaking Goodbye

    07/26/2016 1:19:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    time.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Mahita Gajanan
    As it reaches the end of its life Philae, the first robot to land on a comet, has reached the end of its life and is bidding a final farewell to Earth through a series of sad tweets. “It’s time for me to say goodbye,” Philae tweeted on Tuesday. “Tomorrow, the unit on @ESA_Rosetta for communication with me will be switched off forever…” After launching from a Rosetta probe, Philae landed on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014, becoming the first spacecraft to touch down on a comet. However, landing trouble led Philae to bounce across the landscape of the comet, finally...
  • Strange comet may reveal clues about Earth's birth

    04/29/2016 6:58:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    cbs ^ | 04/29/2016 | Charles Q. Choi Space.com
    Most known comets come from the Oort cloud -- a cold, giant shell surrounding the solar system like a giant, thick soap bubble. Scientists estimate that the Oort cloud is made of trillions of icy bodies that lie as far as 100,000 times Earth's distance from the sun. Astronomers focused on a comet named C/2014 S3 using the Pan-STARRS telescope in Hawaii. The comet, discovered in 2014, is a little more than twice as far away from the sun as Earth is. The 860-year-long orbit of the comet, known as S3 for short, suggested it came from the distant Oort...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Comet, the Owl, and the Galaxy

    04/21/2016 1:45:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | Thursday, April 21, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Comet C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS) poses for a Messier moment in this telescopic snapshot from April 18. In fact it shares the 1.5 degree wide field-of-view with two well-known entries in the 18th century comet-hunting astronomer's famous catalog. Outward bound and sweeping through northern skies just below the Big Dipper, the fading visitor to the inner Solar System was about 18 light-minutes from our fair planet. Dusty, edge-on spiral galaxy Messier 108 (upper right) is more like 45 million light-years away. A planetary nebula with an aging but intensely hot central star, the owlish Messier 97 is only about 12...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Comet and the Star Cluster

    04/11/2016 5:37:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | Monday, April 11, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Image Credit & Copyright: Comet Linear has become unexpectedly bright. The comet, discovered in 2000, underwent a 100-fold outburst just a week before it passed a mere 14 lunar distances from Earth late last month. The comet was captured here last week at about magnitude 6 -- just bright enough to be seen by the unaided eye -- passing in front of the distant globular star cluster M14. Comet 252/P LINEAR is one of a rare group of comets that vacillate between the Earth and Jupiter every 5 years. How the comet will evolve from here is unknown, but...
  • See Historic Comet BA14 Up Close In These New Radar Images

    03/25/2016 4:03:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    universetoday ^ | 03/25/2016 | Bob King
    On March 22, Comet P/2016 BA14 (Pan-STARRS) flew just 2.2 million miles (3.5 million kilometers) from Earth, making it the third closest comet ever recorded. The last time a comet appeared on our doorstep was in 1770, when Lexell’s Comet breezed by at about half that distance. Through a telescope, comet BA14 looked (and still looks) like a faint star, though time exposures reveal a short, weak tail. With an excellent map and large amateur telescope you might still find it making a bead across the Big Dipper and constellation Bootes tonight through the weekend.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Close Comet and the Milky Way

    03/25/2016 2:04:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | Friday, March 25, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Comet 252P/Linear's lovely greenish coma is easy to spot in this expansive southern skyscape. Visible to the naked eye from the dark site near Flinders, Victoria, Australia, the comet appears tailless. Still, its surprisingly bright coma spans about 1 degree, posed here below the nebulae, stars, and dark rifts of the Milky Way. The five panels used in the wide-field mosaic were captured after moonset and before morning twilight on March 21. That was less than 24 hours from the comet's closest approach, a mere 5.3 million kilometers from our fair planet. Sweeping quickly across the sky because it...
  • Two comets to cut it close to Earth’s orbit next week

    03/18/2016 9:33:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    boston herald ^ | 03/18/2016
    Two comets will zoom by Earth next week within a couple million miles — a close shave, astronomically speaking — and many astronomers hope the double fly-by will tell them whether the celestial bodies were once one. At 8:14 a.m. Monday, comet 252P/LINEAR will pass within 3.3 million miles of Earth, making it the fifth-closest comet to skim by our planet. Then at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, comet P/2016 BA14 will pass within 2.1 million miles — the third-closest comet since 1770, according to NASA officials. ... “It could be by some amazing coincidence that we are wrong, but my best...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Close Comet and Large Magellanic Cloud

    03/17/2016 1:49:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | Thursday, March 17, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Sporting a surprisingly bright, lovely green coma Comet 252P/Linear poses next to the Large Magellanic Cloud in this southern skyscape. The stack of telephoto exposures was captured on March 16 from Penwortham, South Australia. Recognized as a Jupiter family periodic comet, 252P/Linear will come close to our fair planet on March 21, passing a mere 5.3 million kilometers away. That's about 14 times the Earth-Moon distance. In fact, it is one of two comets that will make remarkably close approaches in the next few days as a much fainter Comet Pan-STARRS (P/2016 BA14) comes within 3.5 million kilometers (9...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Comet 67P from Spacecraft Rosetta

    02/02/2016 1:43:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    NASA ^ | February 02, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Spacecraft Rosetta continues to circle and map Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Crossing the inner Solar System for ten years to reach the vicinity of the comet in 2014, the robotic spacecraft continues to image the unusual double-lobed comet nucleus. The featured image, taken one year ago, shows dust and gas escaping from the comet's nucleus. Although appearing bright here, the comet's surface reflects only about four percent of impinging visible light, making it as dark as coal. Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko spans about four kilometers in length and has a surface gravity so low that an astronaut could jump off of it. With...