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article imageComet Elenin Hit By An Explosion? Update: NASA Images

By Steffan Ileman     Sep 1, 2011 in Science
Amateur observers studying NASA images from STEREO see Comet Elenin split into two parts (featured video). Leonid Elenin is said to have confirmed Comet's disintegration.
Update: Comet Elenin mystery took another twist as amateur observers Kelly and Rob Collins posted images from NASA's STEREO system showing the Comet splitting into two as a result of shockwaves from an immense explosion. STEREO stands for Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, a NASA project to study solar activity and its effect on the earth. Sydneystargazers.com reported that Leonid Elenin had confirmed the Comet's disintegration on his own web site spaceobs.org . This information, and whether the web site actually belongs to Leonid Elenin, have not been independently verified. There has been no announcement or update by NASA on Comet Elenin.
If the Comet has indeed been destroyed, this raises the questions of how, by what, or even by whom. Another question is if the debris from the Comet will reach the earth. End of update.
Amateur astronomer group tracking the Comet claims to have captured an explosion that changed Elenin’s trajectory yesterday. Could it be a hoax or disinformation? Russia Today interviews author Brooks Agnew on celestial events (video below).
A group of amateur astronomers that has been tracking Comet Elenin for several weeks claimed to have captured footage (below) of an enormous explosion on Jupiter yesterday. Spartan Maverick, a YouTube alias, first suspected that the U.S. Government had launched a nuclear missile to destroy the Comet. Another interpretation is, that the Comet had discharged its enormous load of electricity on Jupiter, possibly becoming a benign entity that’s not a threat anymore. Jana Briz says the natural phenomenon is very much like plasma elecricity or lightning. There was disagreement as to whether the Comet had changed its course or disintegrated as a result. Still another amateur speculation is, that Elenin was not a comet and something else all together.
This news could not be verified from other sources. The Internet is abuzz with speculation on Comet Elenin and Nibiru, termed the “Brown Dwarf”, that is said to be following the Comet on its coattails. Could this be a hoax? Could Elenin be the cover for a real close call, the arrival of an asteroid on November 9?
Time Magazine reported today that NASA is planning to abandon its space station early December. NASA cited as reason the unexplained crash of an unmanned Russian Soyuz supply rocket in Siberia on August 24. The $100 billion space station has been operated for over a decade as a joint venture between the U.S. and the Russian Federation.
Russia Today interviewed American author Brooks Agnew on Elenin and celestial doomsday scenarios. Agnew says there's a significant lack of information on Elenin, implying disinformation to obscure another celestial event, the close call by an asteroid on November 9. He says that's when President Obama is scheduled to announce a new emergency broadcast system.
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