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Message 1292149 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 18:33:43 UTC
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I hear a comet will be passing I think he said 20 Nov 2013 that will be 5 times brighter than the moon. Sure hope I'm still around to see it. Case of beer and popcorn too.

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Message 1292162 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 19:11:20 UTC

Some info here. Apparently everyone may have a chance to see it, hemisphere wise.
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Message 1292164 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 19:15:36 UTC

I'll be here in 2013, I expect the Huffington Post will cover it...
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Message 1292207 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 21:01:21 UTC

Wait until the doom merchants get a hold of this one.
This year the world will end bacause . . . . .

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Message 1292209 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 21:03:20 UTC - in response to Message 1292207.

Wait until the doom merchants get a hold of this one.
This year the world will end bacause . . . . .



..not possible, it's going to end on 21/12/12...... :)
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Message 1292211 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 21:09:20 UTC - in response to Message 1292207.

Yeah, bunch of worry warts or crazies, they always pop up, just like in the game called "whack a mole"...

No actual animals are harmed of course...
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Message 1292212 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 21:10:04 UTC

The end of the would will have to be postponed. Here's what the article says. It's worth waiting for.

It’ll be visible to all of us in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres for at least a couple of months, from about November 2013 through January 2014. If so … worth the wait!

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Message 1292301 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 3:14:04 UTC - in response to Message 1292164.

I'll be here in 2013, I expect the Huffington Post will cover it...

Don't count your chickens until they hatch Vic.
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Message 1292307 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 3:41:03 UTC - in response to Message 1292301.

I'll be here in 2013, I expect the Huffington Post will cover it...

Don't count your chickens until they hatch Vic.

Well I will be here...
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Message 1292309 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 3:57:28 UTC
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I'm not worried about 12/21/12, Just hoping the pump holds up until then.

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Message 1292313 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 4:07:37 UTC - in response to Message 1292309.

I'm not worried about 12/21/12, Just hoping the pump holds up until then.

Me neither Grant Nelson...
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Message 1292357 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 8:27:33 UTC
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I remember back in 1957 I was out back yard in a dark area seeing my first comet, oh it was so far away. I showed my brother and mother, I was tickled pink. Next mornings paper ( New Comet Discovered ) "and my name wasn't on it". LOL I now have a pair of 25 X 100 and have yet see another one.

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Message 1292449 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 17:13:09 UTC
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I'll be here in 2013, I expect the Huffington Post will cover it...


If I'm not here in 2013 I shall want a damn good reason why from somebody ...

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Message 1292459 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 17:22:28 UTC

Looking forward to it.
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Message 1292465 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 17:29:14 UTC - in response to Message 1292449.

I'll be here in 2013, I expect the Huffington Post will cover it...


If I'm not here in 2013 I shall want a damn good reason why from somebody ...

You can't handle the answer, it's too hooorible to mention... ;)

Ok, it's cause Bugs will take yer place here... Told Ya it was too hooorible...
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Message 1315961 - Posted: 16 Dec 2012, 11:30:54 UTC

Until a week or so ago, when I raed an Article Online about the suspposed Apocalypes on December 21st 2012, I had NEVER Heard of The MAYAN Calendar. In fact, I wasn't even aware of December 21st subject in any way or form. I am an avid Follower of the Space Program, and have a high interest in Cosmos Study: No, I'm NOT Supersticious, and I'm Not Really into Astrology in any way, except any connection it has to Astronomy.
I have recently read Articles about about The Associated Predictions of Nostradamus, and how they have Supposedly Come True. Some of these (Theories for search of a Better Term), seem too coincidental, and some just seem like they Happened because Someone, with A Strange Behavioural Problem, have Decided To Make It Happen.
Haven't people got More Creative Objectives than to Worry About What MIGHT Happen because Someone thought up The Idea, and decided to Make BIG NEWS Out Of It !?!
Concentrate on Your Scientific Interests in A More Positive and Productive Manner ..... Forget About December 21st 2012 ......... It AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN !!!
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Message 1315965 - Posted: 16 Dec 2012, 11:40:01 UTC

Comet ISON will come to perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) on 28 November 2013 at a distance of 0.012 AU (1,800,000 km; 1,100,000 mi) from the center point of the Sun. Accounting for the solar radius of 695,500 km, the comet will pass approximately 1,100,000 kilometres (680,000 mi) above the Sun's surface. Its orbit is nearly parabolic, which suggests that it may be a new comet coming fresh from the Oort cloud.


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Message 1316287 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 1:47:36 UTC - in response to Message 1292357.

I remember back in 1957 I was out back yard in a dark area seeing my first comet, oh it was so far away. I showed my brother and mother, I was tickled pink. Next mornings paper ( New Comet Discovered ) "and my name wasn't on it". LOL I now have a pair of 25 X 100 and have yet see another one.


Were you not able to see Hale Bopp in 1997?

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