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Remains of “Doomsday” comet to pass by Earth on Sunday

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Comet Elenin, also known as the “Doomsday” comet, will be taking a pass at Earth this Sunday, Space.com reports. But what’s going to pass by isn’t exactly deserving of the “Doomsday” title.

Several months back, conspiracy theorists and doomsayers were convinced that Comet Elenin would bring catastrophe to the planet in some form or another. As it turned out, it was Elenin that was in trouble, not us.

The comet started disintegrating on its approach to the sun after it was hit by a rather nasty solar storm in August. By the time it had passed close by the Sun last month, scientists believe that Elenin was reduced to nothing more than a stream of debris.

On Sunday, October 16, Elenin is expected to pass by the Earth some 22 million miles away – not very far in space terms, but not nearly close enough to cause any concern, especially given the apparently rough shape of Elenin.

Dan Yeomans of the Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA says that there was never really any reason to worry to begin with – even before taking a beating by the sun, Elenin was kind of a wimp.

“Elenin was a second-rate, wimpy little comet that never should have been noted for anything, really,” Yeomans told SPACE.com. “It was not even a bright one.”

Even though Elenin will be passing nearby, scientists don’t expect there to be much of a show when the comet passes by this Sunday, considering the rough shape it’s in.

Source: Space.com

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5 Responses to “Remains of “Doomsday” comet to pass by Earth on Sunday”

  1. Anonymous

    The time will come soon when all on Earth will look to the Heavens above.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL THAT LIVE BY THE SEA OR OCEAN SHORE AT 1 FOOT TO 50 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL. Or with in ten miles of the coast. World Wide.

    This will be a very close call I pray it is only that. Discovered on December 28, 2005 by Robert McMillan of the Spacewatch Program A potentially hazardous Asteroid known as 2005 YU55.

    This Asteroid some what Large 400 meter-sized type – C, will pass by the Earth right between our moon and Earth. On November 8, 2011.

    The people on Earth have not seen a Asteroid of this size in advance. One this big Has not impacted Earth in over at least 4 thousand years.

    Most Objects that have a diameters over 45 meters or 147.637 ft strike the Earth approximately once every thousand years or so. Lying flat everything for hundreds of miles.

    Like the TUNGUSKA 1908 SIBERIA, RUSSIA CRASH OR Tunguska Explosion. This one did not even hit the Earth with its full Impact, it burst high in the air above the ground plowing it apart into many smaller parts. Making thousands of very deep holes in the Russian forests. Many of them in dense forest far from any roads or towns.

    One 400 Meters 1,312.3 ft in diameter like this one YU55 weighing millions of tons would if impacted Earth on land would darken all of the Earth not for just days but much longer.

    It would change the weather not seen on Earth in over thousands of years a massive climate change to say the least.

    Asteroids in our Asteroid Belt that is between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars do have collisions and some do turn into meteoroids many in the past thousands of years have come into the Earth’s Atmosphere. Many of thousands of them make it into Meteorites the signs are all over the Earth, craters of all sizes.

    Now Earth going through a Debris Field or Tail of a Comet or large Asteroid at almost the same time as Asteroid YU55 near Earth Miss? Debris fields some times are very Large to say the least.

    The World and NASA will watch Outer Space very closely the next 30 days.
    Most likely more Earthquakes and the Oceans Tide will be strongly affected just from a near miss. The Gravitational Effects from outer space will most likely effect Earth for days.

    The Lord’s Little Helper.
    Paul Felix Schott.

    Let us all pray.
    this is just a near Earth miss or NEO (Near Earth Object) or Near Earth Orbit.

    READ THE BIBLE.
    Judgment Day will come soon enough.

    Please Look at this site it is NASA’s Near Earth Object Program.

    neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

    UP COMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH.

    Then go to.

    (2009 TM8) OCT16,2011.
    (2005 YU55) NOV8, 2011.
    (2000 YA) DEC 26, 2011.

    Add a asteroid about a mile wide into this Equation and?
    Object ( 20011 LC19 ) it to will be going by Earth around Oct 28, 2011 tru.
    Nov 4, 2011. It is 1.2km or 3,937Ft wide.

    May The Lord GOD our Father in Heaven Watch over and Guide you.
    GOD Bless
    Read the Bible.
    John 8:12-31

  2. Bob Lee

    "… scientists believe that Elenin was reduced to nothing more than a stream of debris."

    People forget – it isn't the size of the bullet – It's the stopping power of the shotgun blast. Distributed particulate mass with orbital velocity can still impart momentum over a larger area than a single dense body. Lucky for Earth, the main cluster of debris should pass by safely on Oct. 16. But watch out for the trailing fragments.