Saturday, December 8, 2012

2013: The Year of the Comets

Last Great Comet Hale-Bopp (1997)
Wiki image
Nicholas West
Activist Post

Some ancient cultures referred to them as "the Menace of the Universe" and "the Harbinger of Doom." Comets have almost universally been viewed by the ancients as messengers or omens carrying bad news from the gods.

In the midst of our busy lives it's difficult to keep in mind that we reside on a ball that's corkscrewing through space around a ball of gas called our sun, which is also sweeping through our galaxy.

The ancients didn't have distractions like TVs and the Internet. They looked to the sky for clues and guidance for life on Earth, and comets brought mythology of angry gods and instilled fear in them.

Strangely, in more modern times, comets have been associated with actual dark events.

According to NASA:
Comets' influence on cultures is not limited simply to tales of myth and legend, though. Comets throughout history have been blamed for some of history's darkest times. In Switzerland, Halley's Comet was blamed for earthquakes, illnesses, red rain, and even the births of two-headed animals.
The Romans recorded that a fiery comet marked the assassination of Julius Caesar, and another was blamed for the extreme bloodshed during the battle between Pompey and Caesar. In England, Halley's Comet was blamed for bringing the Black Death. The Incas, in South America, even record a comet having foreshadowed Francisco Pizarro's arrival just days before he brutally conquered them. 
Comets and disaster became so intertwined that Pope Calixtus III even excommunicated Halley's Comet as an instrument of the devil, and a meteorite, from a comet, became enshrined as one of the most venerated objects in all of Islam. 

Although comets are not uncommon in our solar system, Great Comets only appear once a decade on average .  There's is no major significance about the size of "Great Comets", rather they are simply defined as comets that become exceptionally bright and can be seen by casual observers with the naked eye.  This usually has to do with their distance from Earth.

Comet types depicted as daggers
NASA image
So what are we to make of the possibility of two Great Comets flying by Earth in 2013?

Astronomers have discovered two new comets that are fast approaching our planet and have the potential to be Great Comets. One might be "bright enough to be seen in the day" and the other is projected to become "one of the brightest in history" and possibly "outshine the Moon".

The first comet, named C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS), is expected to make its arrival in March 2013. According to astronomers, it will be "potentially visible to the naked eye low in the western horizon just after sunset" and also has the "potential that it may be visible during the day."

Richard Wainscoat, an astronomer at the University of Hawaii who co-discovered the comet, claims there is no danger of collision with Earth but admits "since we don't have a lot of data on it, we really don't know the orbit well enough right now."

The second comet, the one which could possibly outshine the Moon, was only just discovered this September and is called 2012 S1 (ISON). Astronomers predict "current orbital predictions indicate the comet will look brightest to us in the weeks just after its closest approach to the sun, on November 28, 2013."

Comet ISON may be visible for the last two months of the year as well as early 2014 and is the more likely of the two to be a spectacular event:
The comet is already remarkably bright, given how far it is from the sun, astronomer Raminder Singh Samra said. What's more, 2012 S1 seems to be following the path of the Great Comet of 1680, considered one of the most spectacular ever seen from Earth. 
'If it lives up to expectations, this comet may be one of the brightest in history,' said Samra, of the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver, Canada. (Source)
This comet is considered to be larger than most at 3 kilometers wide (roughly 2 miles) adding to the anticipation of its arrival.  It, too, may be visible during the day according to astronomers.

The last Great Comet highly visible from Earth, Hale-Bopp, arrived 16 years ago in 1997. So we are long overdue considering the average of one-per-decade. Although very little major news occurred in 1997, the last 16 years have been perhaps the most tumultuous in human history from 9/11 and the war on terror to a devastating financial collapse, both of which have still not peaked.

Astronomers are cautious not to make wild predictions about approaching comets, always adding the caveat that they never really know how comets will react as they get closer to the sun. Yet, it does seem significant that 2013 may have two Great Comets.

Will one of them be a "Harbinger of Doom" and bring dark times with it? As the world braces for the end of the much discussed Mayan Calendar on December 21st, 2012, these comets only add more intrigue to cosmic conspiracies.

The authorities and media downplay "end of the world" talk which is probably the responsible thing to do to stave off panic. However, it's increasingly difficult to know where to find the truth. And NASA isn't exactly known for its honesty either, sometimes being referred to as "Never A Straight Answer".

Even if we won't get a straight answer from NASA, we should heed the advice they gave to their staff to be prepared to survive potential emergencies:
A major initiative has been placed on Family/Personal Preparedness for all NASA personnel. The NASA/Family Preparedness Program is designed to provide awareness, resources, and tools to the NASA Family (civil servants and contractors) to prepare for an emergency situation. The most important assets in the successful completion of NASA’s mission are our employees’ and their families. We are taking the steps to prepare our workforce, but it is your personal obligation to prepare yourself and your families for emergencies. (Source)


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9 comments:

William said...

Pay no attention to that hyper-inflated, homeless, jobless, fracked and oil-soaked, irradiated police state we foisted on you via the 911 false-flag attacks!

Here is an alien UFO, err comet, err rogue planet tryin' to steal our gold and our DNA! Here is a weird noise in the sky for you to go "WTF?" at! Here is some Mayan dude sayin' it's the end of the world! Here is a piece of toast with the face of Jesus on it! Here is a photo-shopped image of some former CIA terrorist guy who's been dead since 2001!

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE! ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!

Meanwhile, we will continue our de-population, loot and pollute the planet scheme we hatched at a secret CFR meeting from our REX-84, continuation of government, radiation proof D.U.M.B. bunker. C-Ya!

Anonymous said...

Earth has a vast amount of comet material - it's called the sea, life did not 'start' in the sea it was already there in the comets.

The Tangusta impact was immediately followed by the Spanish flu plague which spread East, a new organism had arrived on Earth.

Soon they will tell you that life is abundant throughout the universe, but only after the shit has hit the fan.

Wulfrano Ruiz Sainz said...

All this fuzz about comets will drive some people into a wild frenzy, starting with yours truly.

Tymn W'yem said...

The TUNgusta explosion, whatever its cause, was NOT "immediately followed by...Spanish flu." That statement is misleading. The explosion occurred June 30, 1908. Spanish Flu did not break out until 10 years later, in early 1918, 4 years after the outbreak of WWI. It would not have taken a virus, alien or otherwise, 10 years to circle the earth. Spanish Flu was a mutated strain of pig flu that crossed species, pretty much like in the movie "Contagion".

Anonymous said...

Liars. The Spanish flu was created by the military and was first reported on a military base. they also created AIDS, Lyme, and the bird/spanish/pig flu. The latter was announced by the evil CDC in 2004 when they dug up a dead Alaskan woman to retrieve the virus. They are doing all this because of Planet X. All your governments are completely treasonous, genocidal, criminal scum.

Anonymous said...

Now now Tymn, don't let facts get in the way of baseless paranoia. This site get more like reading the National Enquirer everyday.

Anonymous said...

better buy more food, guns and a shelter to hide in. I am coming to take them away ha ha ho ho he he.

Anonymous said...

I think the comets will be beautiful events. I especially look forward to ISON in Nov-Dec next year gracing the sky throughout the holidays. It would be hard for me to not see it as anything else but a positve thing!

Anonymous said...

COMET ISON may be the return of the STAR OF BETHLEHEM

the orbit of COMET ISON brings it back every 333 years,
so it can be established that the comet was here in 15 a.d.
considering that an exact year has never been established
for the birth of christ,
is it more than coincidence that
there was a census in 14 a.d. called by Caesar Augustus?

you heard it here first !
http://www.facebook.com/events/371628202915203/

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