Thursday, August 4, 2011

Diameter of Comet Elenin exceeds 200,000 km

by Leonid Elenin - August 4, 2011

A few hours ago I got the first original comet images in FITS format, taken on August 1.............

So, the first results. The comet has grown. Now the diameter of it’s outer coma exceeded 200,000 km! Of course, at this time we have only low resolution images, but they still allow us to estimate its current size. I want to remind you that the outer coma, it’s very discharged gas envelope, not the nucleus itself, estimates of the nucleus size has not changed. 


Source: Space Obs

13 comments:

joshwaxman said...

see, I would have bolded the last sentence instead...

Devorah said...

Lol I didn't even notice that, I was too carried away with the 200,000 kms.
Doesn't say how big the nuclear is though.

Devorah said...

Nucleus.
It's not nuclear, it was just a typo, nobody panic.

Devorah said...

The nucleus diameter was estimated to be between 40,000 and 80,000 km.

Israel Rising said...

really? That is quite big. Where is the link to that number.

Akiva said...

200,000km is normal - source

joshwaxman said...

for purposes of comparison, this is the same diameter as the Hale Bopp comet: 60±20 kilometres in diameter

Peace, Quiet, Joy said...

We're all going to die in a fireball of pain and anguish. But it will be only for a few seconds - this is the cleansing, purification process. The world will cease to be - time will no longer exist and Olam Haba will merge into what was once Olam Asia.

Devorah said...

http://spaceobs.org/en/tag/comet-elenin/

Devorah said...

Here's another perspective:
The scientist at Space obs says that the coma of Elenin in NASA's photo is 200,000 kms in diameter. Jupiter is only 140,000 kms in diameter.

squaell said...

Yes Jupiter is biggest Planet in our Solar system and is smaller than ELENIN. Do you really think it is coincidence that this huge something, glowing is flying around space and Governments are hiding that. According to the bible researcher Harold Camping, End of days is 21 October and he does not look in space but calculates some bible dates. On this day ELENIN is closest to Earth until 26 October. I suppose this is the NIBIRU planet people was waiting for, but they called it now ELENIN so that people do not get credit for telling that for years.

Leah said...

Yes, they are trying to cover up something at the same time the media is saying that the electric companies are gearing up for the solar flares that may cause an issue....

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about it. Do tshuva, be a good Jew, don't speak lashon hara, try to find the good in your fellow and be kind. Look to the sky, at Hashem's majesty and don't try to predict what only Hashem knows. It's a waste of time.