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Comet Lulin's Tail Breaking Off

 
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Comet Lulin's Tail Breaking Off
DISCONNECTED TAIL: This morning, February 4th, a team of Italian astronomers was photographing Comet Lulin through a remotely-controlled telescope in New Mexico when "we were lucky enough to observe an intriguing phenomenon in the comet's tail," reports team leader Ernesto Guido. "Our images clearly show a disconnection event in progress. While we were looking, part of the comet's plasma tail was bring torn away."


Photo credit: Ernesto Guido, Giovanni Sostero & Paul Camilleri [more]

Guido and colleagues believe the event was caused by a magnetic disturbance in the solar wind hitting the comet. It's a plausible hypothesis. Mini-magnetic storms in comet tails have been observed before--most famously in 2007 when NASA's STEREO spacecraft watched a CME crash into Comet Encke. Encke lost its tail in dramatic fashion, much as Comet Lulin did this morning.

Comet Lulin is approaching Earth for a Feb. 24th close encounter. This means the comet's tail--and its storms--are getting easier to see every night. Astronomers, ready your telescopes!

[link to www.spaceweather.com]
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02/04/2009 11:19 PM
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ALRIGHT, WHO THE FUCK BROKE IT...
Wait till your dad gets home, he's gonna tan all yer butts till someone 'fesses
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02/04/2009 11:22 PM
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ALRIGHT, WHO THE FUCK BROKE IT...
Wait till your dad gets home, he's gonna tan all yer butts till someone 'fesses
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scared alone
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ALRIGHT, WHO THE FUCK BROKE IT...
Wait till your dad gets home, he's gonna tan all yer butts till someone 'fesses

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lol
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ALRIGHT, WHO THE FUCK BROKE IT...
Wait till your dad gets home, he's gonna tan all yer butts till someone 'fesses
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rofl sorry rofl
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Re: Comet Lulin's Tail Breaking Off
DISCONNECTED TAIL: This morning, February 4th, a team of Italian astronomers was photographing Comet Lulin through a remotely-controlled telescope in New Mexico when "we were lucky enough to observe an intriguing phenomenon in the comet's tail," reports team leader Ernesto Guido. "Our images clearly show a disconnection event in progress. While we were looking, part of the comet's plasma tail was bring torn away."


Photo credit: Ernesto Guido, Giovanni Sostero & Paul Camilleri [more]

Guido and colleagues believe the event was caused by a magnetic disturbance in the solar wind hitting the comet. It's a plausible hypothesis. Mini-magnetic storms in comet tails have been observed before--most famously in 2007 when NASA's STEREO spacecraft watched a CME crash into Comet Encke. Encke lost its tail in dramatic fashion, much as Comet Lulin did this morning.

Comet Lulin is approaching Earth for a Feb. 24th close encounter. This means the comet's tail--and its storms--are getting easier to see every night. Astronomers, ready your telescopes!

[link to www.spaceweather.com]
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A team of Italian astronomers viewing through a remotely-controlled telescope in NM -- wouldn't that be the Vatican posse?
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02/21/2009 11:23 AM
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Known to be very interested in cosmic affairs...

They know stuff and they're not telling us. We should make them tell.
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02/24/2009 12:09 AM
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Re: Comet Lulin's Tail Breaking Off
I was listening to NPR radio and happened to hear that comet lulin is coming out of the deep reaches of space.Out there it is very cold.As it passes by our Sun the comet warms.Eventually the heat causes the frozen rock to start breaking up. The tail is from this action and add in the factor that it is traveling at 2,000,000 km. an hour.Just a theory....
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ALRIGHT, WHO THE FUCK BROKE IT...
Wait till your dad gets home, he's gonna tan all yer butts till someone 'fesses

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ROTF... boy that brings back some 50 y/o memories.





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