Two-tailed Comet Lulin makes closest ...

Two-tailed Comet Lulin makes closest approach to Earth today

There are 11 comments on the www.news-press.com story from Feb 25, 2009, titled Two-tailed Comet Lulin makes closest approach to Earth today. In it, www.news-press.com reports that:

This is not a tale of two comets; it's a tale of a comet with two tails, or, more precisely, a tail and an anti-tail. And, as if a two-tailed comet weren't enough, Comet Lulin, which makes its closest approach ...

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“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#1 Feb 25, 2009
There was a time when news of a comet stopped convesatio
Crazy Ox3thong

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Feb 25, 2009
Mr_Bill wrote:
There was a time when news of a comet stopped convesatio
telescope pope from tucson ?

:-oooooo oh, maybe Humble

“Beyond all comprehension”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon

#3 Feb 26, 2009
Too bad the light pollution will make this all but viewable here .

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Feb 26, 2009
I can see the stars well out here in the country, but I still think those people were doing a LOT of drugs if they thought that looks like a lion! But I guess if you had no tv or radio or other entertainment, what else do you have to do at night but stare at the stars.
lynnette

Lamoni, IA

#5 Feb 26, 2009
I hope people read the intelligent comment at the end of the original article. About how the comet was detected first by a young student, and how recently. We need more young people scanning the skies, looking for wandering comets and asteroids. We need advance warning when asteroids come close to the earth, and especially when they might hit the earth. Much of our space weapons research should be directed at having rockets to attach to small asteroids, to practice nuding them into orbits that would take them further from the earth. Someday it might be needed in case a big and dangerous space object approaches - comet or asteroid or even space debris.This is not far-fetched - There is already some discussion of an object coming very close to earth about 2036, I think.
lynnette

Lamoni, IA

#6 Feb 26, 2009
If a gentle rocket thrust could nudge an asteroid into a less close orbit, that would be wiser than sending weapons to try to blow up an asteroid into snall pieces, which might result in a greater chance of collisions with earth.

“Beyond all comprehension”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon

#8 Feb 27, 2009
lynnette wrote:
If a gentle rocket thrust could nudge an asteroid into a less close orbit, that would be wiser than sending weapons to try to blow up an asteroid into snall pieces, which might result in a greater chance of collisions with earth.
Absolutely . A broken up entity could make for a worse mess . Orbit modification seems the best bet .
Ben

Houghton, MI

#9 Mar 8, 2009
lynnette wrote:
I hope people read the intelligent comment at the end of the original article. About how the comet was detected first by a young student, and how recently. We need more young people scanning the skies, looking for wandering comets and asteroids. We need advance warning when asteroids come close to the earth, and especially when they might hit the earth. Much of our space weapons research should be directed at having rockets to attach to small asteroids, to practice nuding them into orbits that would take them further from the earth. Someday it might be needed in case a big and dangerous space object approaches - comet or asteroid or even space debris.This is not far-fetched - There is already some discussion of an object coming very close to earth about 2036, I think.
oh yeah totally... lets eff with nature and send comets into different orbits. real good idea

“Beyond all comprehension”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon

#10 Mar 9, 2009
Ben wrote:
<quoted text>
oh yeah totally... lets eff with nature and send comets into different orbits. real good idea
Actually , if a comet is on a collision course with Earth , I'd want some sort of attempt to divert it .

Wouldn't you ?

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#11 Mar 12, 2009
Ignignokt wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually , if a comet is on a collision course with Earth , I'd want some sort of attempt to divert it .
Wouldn't you ?
Tell it stories, like Sherazade?
CJ Nicosia

South Amboy, NJ

#12 Jun 27, 2009
If this comet, came close, but not actually contacting earth, Would it screw up the weather?

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