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Science 17P/Holmes Comet & Denial

From: Vincent Boudreau <vincentboudreau.nul>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 23:17:48 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Sat, 03 Nov 2007 09:42:31 -0400
Subject: Science 17P/Holmes Comet & Denial

A unique astronomical event is occurring actually. It is
baffling scientists: the 17P/Holmes Comet.

The object used to be a small (5 km) comet orbiting between
Jupiter and Mars. Of a magnitude of 16-17 (visible only with a
powerful telescope), it has exploded to a 2-3 magnitude object
visible in the night sky in the constellation of Perseus.

Do the math:

As we speak, the object's distance to Earth is more than twice
the distance Earth-Mars.

Seen through 8 power binoculars, the apparent diameter of the
object is a conservative 25 times the apparent diameter of Mars.

The real size of Holmes is thus 50 times the size of Mars.

[I know Doc Bruce will jump on this one and demonstrate how
wrong this reasoning is. I am waiting for the slashes. But I
think I am not too far from reality.]

Mars is about half the size Earth. Jupiter is 11 times the size
of Mars.

This thing is roughly 5 times the size of Jupiter, 25 times the
size of Earth.

The original volume of the Comet believed to be 80% of water was
roughly 66 cubic km (considering the 5 km diameter).

This 66 cubic km was vaporized to a factor of 2.9 followed by 14

The Comet has become reportedly one million times brighter.

There is no satisfactory explanation for the event.

I have read no real scientific analysis so far and nobody is
displaying the numbers. How could one explain that a 2 inch ice
cube (5 cm) would be vaporized to a cubic space of 1.6 by 1.6 by
1.6 miles?

One astronomer said that in, forty years of his career, he has
never seen or heard of anything like this.

I do not see this event making the front pages though. It seems
like science is turning its back on one of the greatest
astronomical events ever. There is no speculation, no questions
asked, no 'day dreaming', no analysis done.

This attitude makes me think that Science might be rejecting
UFOs because it can't explain them or that it has no control
over the evident explanation.

Vincent Boudreau

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