Celestial And enter the comet....

Sweetwood

Contributing Member
Comet FIVE times the size of Jupiter is set to light up the night skies in April - and it could be brighter than Venus.
Atlas, a massive comet five times the size of Jupiter and about half the size of the Sun, will appear brighter than Venus from Earth by the end of April. When it gets towards the inner solar system it will become one of the brightest objects in the night sky and potentially the 'comet of a generation'.
Since it was first discovered in December the gaseous envelope surrounding the comet has ballooned in diameter to a staggering 447,387 miles.
In contrast the Sun has a diameter of 865,370 miles, Jupiter's diameter is 86,881 miles and the Earth is just 7,917 miles.
It poses no danger to Earth as even at its closest point it will be more than 72 million miles away from our planet but will be very bright.
Atlas has a tail about the same size as its atmosphere, according to Michael Jager from Austria - who captured images of the object.
According to a report by SpaceWeatherArchive it isn't unusual for a comet to grow so large as they 'spew prodigious amounts of gas and dust into space'.
'Comet 17P/Holmes partially exploded and, for a while, had an atmosphere even larger than the sun,' according to the astronomy
website.


And it’s going to be glowing green in the sky. Anybody seen “Night of the comet”?
 

Dozdoats

On TB every waking moment
Oh gee. All this and a comet too. I can't wait to see what happens.

Comets signify realignment of trade, financial and political arrangements with an initial disruption in the system. Later on, after ignition, that is transit by Sun or Mars, the winners and losers become apparent. Even so, the effects may linger for some time with the perihelion as a sensitive point for many years, sometimes centuries. The perihelion degree is then brought forward as a sensitive point and added to subsequent figures. Comets, when they configure significators in an horary or natal figure are always significant. When one appears in the birth year it is always to be included as part of the natal delineation, and they are always useful in mundane maps. In essence they signify new connections and disruption which brings new opportunities. Some benefit from their effects, some suffer, and some hardly notice them (as their significators are affected).
-- Unexpected Visitors : The Theory of the Influence of Comets by Jonathan Flanery
 

jazzy

Advocate Discernment
naw........its just the mother ship come for a fresh crop of humans for a snack. TIP: stay away from Walmarts, their favorite hunting ground----chewy on the outside, crunchy on the inside

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jward

passin' thru
Told yas! Aliens are overnighting here to visit their kin under the north pole. The virus is to kill off all t he old stringy meat, so they can feast on the tender young. They're riding in on an asteroid. After the visit they're off to the galaxys' version of euro-disney. Looks like they're renting a comet instead of driving their astro' though. Still. y'all need to give my mad science skills some more respect :devilish:
 

raven

Veteran Member
Comets have atmosphere . . .?
The rocky, icy core is likely only a few miles across?

I believe we are entering a period of dark ages where science has been nullified and myth and fear rule the populous.
 
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