luni, 26 ianuarie 2009

BBC: Dwarf planet 'becoming a comet'

An unusual dwarf planet discovered in the outer Solar System could be en route to becoming the brightest comet ever known... 2003 EL61... Professor Mike Brown has calculated that the object could be due a close encounter with the planet Neptune.
If so, Neptune's gravity could catapult it into the inner Solar System as a short-period comet... Some time early in its history, it was smacked, edge on, by another large KBO (Kuiper Belt Objects):

* One of Nibiru's satellites cut Tiamat in two, thus forming the "Sky", the Asteroid Belt ... and the other half formed the Earth... a planet moving very fast, on a elliptical orbit, similar to a comet. (Zecharia Sitchin, The Twelfth Planet):