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Message Subject Rosetta Comet Orbiter -** 120 Icy Patches ** Philae Phones Home ** Ceres Fly Over Video ** New Coma Discovery ** Picture MOTHER LODE !
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StarDust captured minerals in the comet tail that can only come from high temperature formation - how does your dirty snowball explain the presence of Olivine and other minerals found on rocky planets.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 60853632

The Whipple paper describes comets as being an icy conglomerate. It must be pretty obvious, even to electrickerists that you don't form methane ice at the same time, place, temperature and by the same process that forms silicate or carbonaceous rocks. The whole point of the Rosetta mission is to understand comet formation and the history of the early solar system. You seem to be using "dirty snowball" as a derogatory term. It was a phrase invented by journalists who had a hard time understanding Whipple's paper, there is no "dirty snowball theory", there is the Whipple model of comets.

[link to www.astronomy.com]

Early water emission, EC says comets are bone dry.

Water or OH- ions?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 60853632

Yes actual water not hydroxyl ions. Of course by next week thudingbolts will say "of course we said comets had water ice all along" 1rof1 That's the beauty of it, you just modify it to say whatever has just been discovered. It makes no falsifiable strong predictions at all. David Deutsch says the difference between great theories and mediocre ones is that great theories are hard to modify. Your beliefs are so malleable they can say anything and still be called electric comet.

MIRO results:

[link to blogs.esa.int]

Icy patches on the surface, EC says comets are hot and dry.

No it doesn't it says comets are rocky bodies similar to asteroids. Which is what the pictures seem to show.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 60853632

There you go again, ch ch ch changes.

"hot dry rocky nucleus", "hot dry rock with no snow or ice at all" amongst others.
[link to www.jmccanneyscience.com]

Asteroid is a meaninglessly vague term here. Many near earth asteroids are extinct comet nuclei and as I have stated several times in this thread there is no distinct line to be drawn between comets and certain classes of asteroid. If you mean dense rocky or metalic S-type and M-type say so. If you mean low density, dusty bodies full of volatiles then that is exactly what science says comets are.

No sparky action, EC says Rosetta would have been destroyed by thousands of km long lightning boltzzz.

No it doesn't, there is a fundamental difference between a satellite slowly adjusting and coming into orbit where charges equalize and an impactor fired at thousands of mph from a distance.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 60853632

Oh right, let me get this straight. According to you electric comet "theory" says that comets are cold bodies containing water ice that are not electrically charged, hey that sounds familiar. I wonder what new modifications will be made to electric comet story while Rosetta is returning data.


By what process do charges equalise ??? Go on, give me a laugh. Here to help you out.

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