duminică, 10 aprilie 2011

Comet Elenin continues to increase in size, and another close approach with a large Main belt asteroid

- April 8th at our observatory we carried out planned observations of Comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin). An analysis of the results of the observations shows a rapid growth of the coma. Besides the internal compact gas envelope, the forming rarified external coma is also visible in the image. It’s diameter exceeds 1 minute of arc, or 80,000 km! It is possible that such a rapid growth of the coma is associated with the apparent superposition over it of the comet’s dust tail, which after opposition, still remains invisible to the Earthly observer. Full story:

* Russian Warning Issued Over “Controlled” Comet Headed Towards Earth... Hercolubus (Planet X) Cover-up News. NASA is Covering-up the Hercolubus Inbound: