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Rogue wandering Planet discovered.

 
Redstorm2000

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11/14/2012 12:59 PM

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Re: Rogue wandering Planet discovered.
There was a huge flap in the 1930's about a small rogue planet being on a collision course with Earth. I can't seem to find a thing about it now. Same one?

Does anyone remember reading something about it?
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Could it be you're thinking of two big best sellers of the early 1930s: When Worlds Collide and After Worlds Collide by Wylie and Ballmer. The first book was made into a movie by George Pal in the early fifties.
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No, this wasn't from a novel.
I'll check around again for some credible source. Ran across reference to it in an old news story sometime in the late 90's. Can't seem to find a lot of information that was readily available back then though... A real head scratcher sometimes.

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Got it: it was the asteroid Hermes in 1937. This is an extract from a NASA site::

"On Oct. 28, 1937, astronomer Karl Reinmuth of Heidelberg noticed an odd streak of light in a picture he had just taken of the night sky. About as bright as a 9th magnitude star, it was an asteroid, close to Earth and moving fast--so fast that he named it Hermes, the herald of Olympian gods. On Oct. 30, 1937, Hermes glided past Earth only twice as far away as the Moon, racing across the sky at a rate of 5 degrees per hour. Nowadays only meteors and Earth-orbiting satellites move faster.
Plenty of asteroids were known in 1937, but most were plodding members of the asteroid belt far beyond Mars. Hermes was different. It visited the inner solar system. It crossed Earth's orbit. It proved that asteroids could come perilously close to our planet. And when they came, they came fast.
Reinmuth observed Hermes for five days. Then, to make a long story short, he lost it."
Artaius

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11/14/2012 01:11 PM

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Re: Rogue wandering Planet discovered.
Maybe they wanted to say.... CFBDSIRIBINEBAROO ?!

The super-Jupiter, called CFBDSIR2149....
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11/14/2012 01:59 PM

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So let me get this straight....there is a rogue planet 100 light years from earth, correct?

100 light years really isn't that far, is it?
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11/14/2012 02:02 PM

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yea, they can detect some lonesome cowboy planet 100 light years away, but not the one knocking at our front doors, right.

charlie
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this1

Oh they can, they're just not sayin'.

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~ Hitchens

"A mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam."
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11/14/2012 02:04 PM

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So let me get this straight....there is a rogue planet 100 light years from earth, correct?

100 light years really isn't that far, is it?
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'bout 600,000,000,000,000 miles 'as the crow flys'.

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Artaius

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11/14/2012 02:40 PM

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only if you have to travel it..

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So let me get this straight....there is a rogue planet 100 light years from earth, correct?

100 light years really isn't that far, is it?
 Quoting: ExoPoliChick

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ohyeah

Oh they can, they're just not sayin'.

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Blue Kachina!

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lol What I was gonna say.
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100 light years really isn't that far, is it?
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Just wow, you really did ask that!

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