Comet Elenin is inbound.

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  1. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    http://talesfromthelou.wordpress.com/20 … ming-2011/

    Is it going to be a close call? Is it cause for concern? Does it play a role in all the talk of End Times...with earthquakes and wars and rumors of wars, etc...?

    Just putting it out here...along with all the other discussions...of late.

    1. Beelzedad profile image53
      Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Looks like it's closest point to the earth will be about 21 million miles. We should be able to see it with binoculars, although it's only about 1-2 miles in diameter. Should have little if no effect at all to the earth. smile

    2. quasar profile image58
      quasarposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Unless I am blind and I can't find it on the Sentry Risk Table (http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/), NASA hasn't even issued a Torino scale category for this object (official name C/2010 X1).

      That should mean I don't have any reason to worry. At least no more than normally smile

      In any case, thank you for the link. I don't think the author had a humorous intent in mind when writing it, but I couldn't help but smiling at the last paragraphs. Don't take me wrong, but every month there is a new end-of-the-world prediction (http://www.religioustolerance.org/end_wrld.htm) roll

      1. manlypoetryman profile image76
        manlypoetrymanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Maybe...not end of world stuff when this one sails by...but I wonder what kind'a show it will put on...should it get too uncomfortably close. Hmmm...signs and wonders in the heavens.

    3. DavitosanX profile image71
      DavitosanXposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's always a meteor, or a super nova, or an Arkillian battleship threatening to destroy us...

      Can't the universe give us a break?!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Never! lol

      2. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Why would it ever? As long as we have knowledge to gain, it must constantly prove to the human species that there truly isn't anything special about us.

        Humans are like a flea on an elephant's ass in comparison to the Universe itself. We know little and more than our fair share to still learn. But, that doesn't dismiss what is already learned and/or discovered.

        Just my thoughts on what you said. wink

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    No, I checked. It is 21 miles. I will duck at the appropriate time.

    1. Beelzedad profile image53
      Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Checked where?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        My staff will address your inquiry. smile

        http://s1.hubimg.com/u/3958676.jpg

  3. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    What about the degree of variances from gravitational pulls of planets (and the sun) in our solar system that may throw it off a little bit left or right...as it approaches?

    1. Beelzedad profile image53
      Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not much as it approaches, but it will be perturbed a lot more by planetary gravitation as it leaves the inner solar system.

  4. optimus grimlock profile image59
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    I got my baseball bat ready I'll hit it outta the planet lol!

 
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