November 6, 2011 - Comet
Elenin, also acknowledged as the “Doomsday” comet, will be taking a pass at Earth
this Sunday, Space.com
reports. But what’s likely to pass by isn’t exactly deserving of the “Doomsday” title.
Many months again, conspiracy theorists and doomsayers were convinced that Comet Elenin
would provide catastrophe to the world in some sort or another. As it turned out, it was Elenin that was in trouble, not us.
started disintegrating on its approach to the sun immediately after it was hit by a relatively unpleasant solar storm in August. By the time it had handed close by the Sun
last month, scientists feel that Elenin was diminished to practically nothing far more than a stream of debris.
On Sunday, Oct 16, Elenin is predicted to pass by the Earth
some 22 million miles away – not quite significantly in space phrases, but not almost close ample to result in any concern, particularly given the evidently tough shape of Elenin.
Dan Yeomans of the Around-Earth
Object Program Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
in Pasadena, CA states that there was by no means truly any cause to fret to get started with – even ahead of getting a beating by the sun, Elenin was kind of a wimp.
“Elenin was a 2nd-fee, wimpy small comet that never ought to have been noted for anything, really,” Yeomans informed SPACE.com. “It was not even a bright one.”
Even though Elenin will be passing close by, experts don’t assume there to be significantly of a show when the comet passes by this Sunday, considering the rough form it’s in.