Daily Archives: 05/14/2011

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Fall Object Planning Post – Comet Elenin (C/2010 X1)

From the linked article at www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-135…auid=8291526: “This comet may not put on a great show. Just as certainly, it will not cause any disruptions here on Earth. But there is a cause to marvel,” said Yeomans. “This intrepid little traveler will offer astronomers a chance to study a relatively young comet that came here from well beyond our solar system’s planetary region. After a short while, it will be headed back out again, and we will not see or hear from Elenin for thousands of years. That’s pretty cool.” The path of Comet Elenin, from NASA/JPL-Caltech. Interim Secretary and longtime […]