You Might See The Comet Of The Century On Thursday

(But ISON may have broken apart on its path to the sun)

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Mark Hammergren, astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, is photographed September 12, 2013, with an image of the comet ISON on his computer.

The jury is still out on whether stargazers will be able to spot the “comet of the century” on Thanksgiving night.

On Monday, scientists observed a decreased light emission from the ISON comet, as it is officially called, which could mean that the icy lump of gravel and rocks has broken apart on its trajectory towards the sun, The Wire reports.

However, the comet’s close fly-by of the star makes it difficult to study, so no clear answers of its fate will be given until Thursday, when ISON, if it’s still around, will have orbited the sun and is scheduled for a low-altitude passage over the earth.

“The last time we saw an object like this was never!” says the NASA ISON Comet Observing Campaign, which is keeping hopes high by hosting a Google Hangout on Thursday, aptly named ‘Fire vs. ISON.’

[The Wire]

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BabuG.Ranganathan
BabuG.Ranganathan

ASTEROIDS, COMETS, AND METEORS ORIGINATED FROM EARTH: In the Earth's past there were powerful volcanic explosions propelling millions of tons of earth soil and rock (now asteroids and meteors which may contain organic molecules or organisms) into space. Read my popular Internet article, ANY LIFE ON MARS CAME FROM EARTH. The article explains how millions of tons of Earth soil may exist on Mars, and how debris we call asteroids and meteors could have originated from Earth. According to a Newsweek article of  September 21, 1998, p. 12 that quotes a NASA scientist, SEVEN MILLION tons of Earth soil may exist on Mars! How could this be possible? Read and find out.

Even if the right chemicals exist, life cannot arise by chance. The molecules that make-up life have to be in a sequence, just like the letters found in a sentence.

Scientist and creationist, Brian Thomas explains:

Astronomers measure comets' masses and erosion rates to calculate potential lifespans. Sungrazing comets last fewer than 100,000 years.2 They thus confront secular astronomy which maintains that comets formed with the rest of the solar system billions of years ago. A solar system that old should have no remaining comets.

How do secularists solve this dilemma?

Reporting on Ison, The Independent said, "Comet Ison has taken millions of years to reach us travelling from the so-called Oort cloud – a reservoir of trillions and trillions of chunks of rock and ice, leftovers from the birth of the planets."3

Unfortunately, nobody has yet witnessed a single one of those "trillions and trillions of chunks." Going strictly with observational science, the "so-called Oort cloud" may exist only in the reservoir of the human mind.

Clearly, secular astronomers invented the Oort cloud to rescue their billions-of-years dogma from a disintegration process that limits a comet's age—and thus the age of the Solar System—to thousands of years. When Ison becomes visible later this year, perhaps it will remind thoughtful viewers that the universe is quite young, just as Scripture teaches” (Brian Thomas, M.S., Science Writer at the Institute for Creation research).

Check out my most recent Internet articles and sites: THE SCIENCE SUPPORTING CREATION and WAR AMONG EVOLUTIONISTS (2nd Edition)

Babu G. Ranganathan*
B.A. Bible/Biology

Author of popular Internet article, TRADITIONAL DOCTRINE OF HELL EVOLVED FROM GREEK ROOTS

*I have given successful lectures (with question and answer period afterwards) defending creation before evolutionist science faculty and students at various colleges and universities. I've been privileged to be recognized in the 24th edition of Marquis "Who's Who in The East" for my writings on religion and science.

MrMojoRisin53
MrMojoRisin53

@BabuG.Ranganathan ahahaha are you serious right now? do you know how many other volcanoes are in the solar system? why don't you look up jupiter's moon Io? why don't you look up VENUS. Plus please explain iridium which is common in asteroids but very rare on earth. if the asteroids and comets came from earth they'd be made of earth elements. Also why are there 3 distinct bands on these objects that are known, the asteroid belt between mars and jupiter, the Kuiper belt in the Pluto reaches of the solar system, and the hypothetical (yes hypothetical and any scientist will openly tell you that it is a hypothesis) Oort cloud almost halfway to the nearest star system? and why did the asteroids stay in the inner solar system while the comets all moved to the outer solar system if they were all coming from earth? even if you throw out the Oort cloud the Kupier belt is 100% verified and filled with comets.