Archive | November 28, 2013

Comet ISON Gets Zapped By The Sun? Kaput? The Sad End? R.I.P. etc.? Another Cometary Dud? THE END?

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Note the ‘?’s.

ISON may have not got totally zapped!

Now scenario #2 below
looks like what really happened.

Stay tuned.


I did say this was on the cards, from day ONE.
Check my book.

From Page 8 of the BIG, black 'Comet ISON' book no less. So, c'est la vie. Click to ENLARGE.

From Page 8 of the BIG, black ‘Comet ISON’ book no less. So, c’est la vie. Click to ENLARGE.

This NASA SOHO LASCO C3 image shows the EXPLOSION as ISON disintegrates.

Click to NASA video. Very compelling.

Click to NASA video. Very compelling.


NASA Websites Unable To Cope With Comet ISON Traffic — Another Bad Showing By NASA.

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nasadown112
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I fully understand that they must be getting a few hundred thousand hits per second.

BUT, we all knew that this would happen — and that it would happen today.

NASA, if it wanted, had PLENTY of time to increase their server capacity.

You are NOT talking about me and my economy hosting at GoDaddy.
But, even I managed to increase my capacity on the fly
when the pope resigned and I was getting huge spikes in traffic …

They have billions of dollars worth of IT infrastructure.

They have supercomputers!

They are supposed to be the shining example of U.S. technological superiority.

As far as I am concerned they have screwed up AGAIN — and here are two other examples;
example 1 & example 2.

No wonder people don’t trust the U.S. government. This is such a shame.

The head of NASA should be run out of town, impeached or whatever.
Basically fired.


Comet ISON, IF It Fragments, Could STILL Be A Great — Fragmentation Possible Even After Today’s Perihelion.

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Fragmentation of Comet ISON was always on the cards.
Check my book.

But, as I have also always maintained (in my books) fragmentation, unless it is totally disastrous, does NOT have to be the end of the world.

Comet Ikeya–Seki, in 1965, C/1965 S1, THE BRIGHTEST comet seen since 1935, another Sungrazer like ISON (but one that went even closer) FRAGMENTED during perihelion.

That proved to be GOOD!

Why? The 3 main pieces stayed close together. But, now there were much, much more exposed surface area. So more of the frozen matter could sublimate (‘evaporate’). It is this sublimation which creates the coma and tails — which in turn is what makes a comet great or not-so-great.

So, fragmentation is OK — unless the comet gets pulverized, i.e., turns to a cloud of dust as did 2010’s Comet Elenin, C/2010 X1 — thought by some, totally irrationally, to be a doomsday comet, Nibiru. Well, that didn’t happen. A gauzy cloud of faint dust isn’t going to damage Earth!

From my big, black 'Comet ISON' book. Page 27. Use Amazon's FREE 'Look Inside'.

From my big, black ‘Comet ISON’ book. Page 27. Use Amazon’s FREE ‘Look Inside’.


Comet ISON NOT Daylight Visible, Naked Eye, At Least Over New Hampshire (U.S.) On November 28, 2013 — Perihelion Day.

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I just went looking.

Sun is out, unobscured — though there are some wispy, white clouds.

Quintessential New England, N.H., winter sky — brilliant blue.

I used BOTH my eclipse glasses and covering the Sun with my hand.

Took Devanee with me too.

Could NOT see anything. Maybe the sky is too bright. Maybe ISON isn’t bright enough.

Comet Ikeya–Seki, in 1965, C/1965 S1, THE BRIGHTEST comet seen since 1935 — which was indeed daylight visible, naked eye, close to perihelion. Not so, at least from N.H., for ISON.


Comet ISON Will Round The Sun At 18:45 GMT (UTC) Today, Thanksgiving — That Is 1:45 p.m. Eastern (U.S.). Watch On NASA.

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>> ISON streaking towards Sun
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>> ISON live on SOHO
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— Nov. 26, 2013.
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What the actual orbital path looks like right now,
Thursday, November 28, 2013 — U.S. Thanksgiving.

It is now travelling close to
60 miles per second!

So it is covering a lot of distance very quickly.

From NASA JPL 'database'. Click to access. Interactive.

From NASA JPL ‘database’. Click to access. Interactive.


NASA provided chart of the perihelion timing.

NASA provided perihelion chart from their Website. Click to access.

NASA provided perihelion chart from their Website. Click to access.


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