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#1 Atossa

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:42 PM



Giant Asteroid to Shave Earth's Orbit Next Month: Here's Why NASA Labels It Potentially Hazardous

11/24/17

" 3200 Phaethon is an asteroid measuring about 3 miles across that roams our galaxy, passing in and out of planetary orbits on its journey. Next month, 3200 Phaethon will zoom by at 6.2 million miles from Earth, which, in space terms, is nearly too close for comfort.

Phaethon is a near-Earth heavenly body that orbits the sun every 1.4 years. During its (near) annual path around the sun the asteroid passes very close to Earth. This year, the asteroid will come closest to Earth in mid-December, a few days before the annual Geminids meteor shower. NASA reports that at its closest proximity, 3200 Phaethon will come within only 2 million miles short of Earths orbit. "


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:52 PM




Here is more interesting info from NASA astronomer Bill Cooke of the Marshall Space Flight Center
regarding that same 3200 Phaethon asteroid when it came near earth back in 2007.

Interesting that it accompanies the Geminids which first appeared around the time of the American Civil War.



" The Geminids are not ordinary meteors. While most meteor showers come from comets, Geminids come from an asteroida near-Earth object named 3200 Phaethon.

"It's very strange," says Cooke. How does an asteroid make a meteor shower?

Comets do it by evaporating. When a comet flies close to the sun, intense heat vaporizes the comets "dirty ice" resulting in high-speed jets of comet dust that spew into interplanetary space. When a speck of this comet dust hits Earth's atmosphere traveling ~100,000 mph, it disintegrates in a bright flash of lighta meteor!

Asteroids, on the other hand, don't normally spew dust into spaceand therein lies the mystery. Where did Phaethon's meteoroids come from?

One possibility is a collision. Maybe it bumped against another asteroid. A collision could have created a cloud of dust and rock that follows Phaethon around in its orbit. Such collisions, however, are not very likely.

Cooke favors another possibility: "I think 3200 Phaethon used to be a comet."

Exhibit #1 in favor of this idea is Phaethon's orbit: it is highly elliptical, like the orbit of a typical comet, and brings Phaethon extremely close to the sun, twice as close as Mercury itself. Every 1.4 years, Phaethon swoops through the inner solar system where repeated blasts of solar heat could easily reduce a flamboyant comet to the rocky skeleton we see today.

If this scenario is correct, Phaethon-the-comet may have produced many rich streams of dust that spent hundreds or thousands of years drifting toward Earth until the first Geminid meteors appeared during the US Civil War. Since then, Geminids have been a regular shower peaking every year in mid-December.

3200 Phaethon is now catalogued as a "PHA"a potentially hazardous asteroid whose path misses Earth's orbit by only 2 million miles. It measures 5 km wide, about half the size of the asteroid or comet that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago... "

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https://science.nasa..._asteroidshower


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:04 PM



This is interesting to me... because I believe we are in the end time "days of Noah" & "days of Lot"
and the Ezekiel 38/39 and Rev 20:7-9 Gog/Magog prophecy is happening now with the invasion of
global third world hordes into all [former] White Christian nations.

In other words... I am waiting for the "fire from heaven." Ezekiel 38:22, Ezekiel 39:6 & Rev 20:9.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:28 PM




November 28, 2017


Asteroid expected to make closest pass by Earth in over 40 years


" NASA expects Phaethon to be the closest to Earth on Dec. 16, when it's projected to be more than 6.4 million miles away. That's about 27 times the average distance between Earth and the moon, which is 238,855 miles.

It will be the closest this asteroid has been to Earth since Dec. 16, 1974, when it was just over 5 million miles away, according to NASA. But humans weren't aware of its presence until later; the asteroid was first discovered in 1983.

"The 2017 apparition is the closest to Earth since the asteroid's discovery, so it may be possible for optical observers to detect new activity," NASA said. The space agency is planning radar observations and said it hopes to obtain detailed images as the object zooms by. At its closest approach, Phaethon may be visible with a small telescope in dark skies.

It's not expected to be this close to Earth again until 2093, when it's projected to pass more than 1.8 million miles away.

Astronomers are especially curious about Phaethon because it's believed to be the parent body for the Geminids meteor shower, which lights up the night skies in mid-December. Meteor showers are normally associated with comets, not asteroids, making Phaethon "an unusual object," NASA said. Some researchers believe it could be an inactive comet nucleus.

3200 Phaethon is named for a figure in Greek mythology. According to legend, Phaethon, son of the Sun god Helios, lost control of his father's chariot and nearly set the Earth on fire. "

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:59 PM


This is interesting to me... because I believe we are in the end time "days of Noah" & "days of Lot"
and the Ezekiel 38/39 and Rev 20:7-9 Gog/Magog prophecy is happening now with the invasion of
global third world hordes into all [former] White Christian nations.

In other words... I am waiting for the "fire from heaven." Ezekiel 38:22, Ezekiel 39:6 & Rev 20:9.


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In Luke 17:26-30, Jesus compares the evil end of the age to both the "days of Noah" and "days of Lot."

In both of those Biblical examples, evildoers had passed the point of no return and God intervened.


Luke 17:29-30:

" But on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all.

So will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed."


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:34 AM

And it is written, I will bring my people from the north....
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:48 PM

For all we know, this December meteor stuff might be celestial celebration of Christmas & Iranian Wise Men who followed light to Christ's Incarnation as Perfect Man.

 

That it occurred during Lincoln's Communist revolution, perhaps it is a celestial bill board advertising Peace, which most Christians seem to reject.


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 08:53 PM

That it occurred during Lincoln's Communist revolution, perhaps it is a celestial bill board advertising Peace, which most Christians seem to reject.




When the damn Yankees won the civil war, the American republic died and the American empire was born.

Jesus Christ, the God of Israel incarnate, said He came to bring a sword, NOT peace.
He said He came to divide, NOT unite. He said He came to ignite fire.

Ironically, when Jesus returns, evildoers are destroyed by fire.


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:59 PM

This is interesting to me... because I believe we are in the end time "days of Noah" & "days of Lot"
and the Ezekiel 38/39 and Rev 20:7-9 Gog/Magog prophecy is happening now with the invasion of
global third world hordes into all [former] White Christian nations.

In other words... I am waiting for the "fire from heaven." Ezekiel 38:22, Ezekiel 39:6 & Rev 20:9.


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Well, those are silly beliefs, and this asteroid is not about to hit us any time soon.

 

The kind of fire imagined by biblical writers was likely inspired by vulcanism. There certainly are active volcanoes in the region.


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 01:58 AM


3200 Phaethon is named for a figure in Greek mythology. According to legend, Phaethon, son of the Sun god Helios, lost control of his father's chariot and nearly set the Earth on fire. "


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Luke 17:29-30:

" But on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven
and destroyed them all.

So will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed."


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Note the reference to Sodom and the Phaethon mythology above and below.

Phaethon, the name of this current asteroid.


Researchers: Asteroid Destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah

Published April 01, 2008

" A clay tablet that has baffled scientists for 150 years has been identified as a witness's account of the asteroid suspected of being behind the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Researchers who cracked the cuneiform symbols on the Planisphere tablet believe that it recorded an asteroid thought to have been more than half a mile across.

The tablet, found by Henry Layard in the remains of the library in the royal place at Nineveh in the mid-19th century, is thought to be a 700 B.C. copy of notes made by a Sumerian astronomer watching the night sky.

He referred to the asteroid as a "white stone bowl approaching" and recorded it as it "vigorously swept along."

Using computers to recreate the night sky thousands of years ago, scientists have pinpointed his sighting to shortly before dawn on June 29 in the year 3123 B.C.

About half the symbols on the tablet have survived and half of those refer to the asteroid. The other symbols record the positions of clouds and constellations. In the past 150 years scientists have made five unsuccessful attempts to translate the tablet.

Mark Hempsell, one of the researchers from Bristol University who cracked the tablet's code, said: "It's a wonderful piece of observation, an absolutely perfect piece of science."

He said the size and route of the asteroid meant that it was likely to have crashed into the Austrian Alps at Köfels. As it traveled close to the ground it would have left a trail of destruction from supersonic shock waves and then slammed into the Earth with a cataclysmic impact.

Debris consisting of up to two-thirds of the asteroid would have been hurled back along its route and a flash reaching temperatures of 400 Centigrade (752 Fahrenheit) would have been created, killing anyone in its path.

About one million sq kilometers (386,000 sq miles) would have been devastated and the impact would have been equivalent to more than 1,000 tons of TNT exploding.

Dr Hempsall said that at least 20 ancient myths record devastation of the type and on the scale of the asteroid's impact, including the Old Testament tale of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the ancient Greek myth of how Phaeton, son of Helios, fell into the River Eridanus after losing control of his father's sun chariot."


more at link

http://www.foxnews.c...d-gomorrah.html


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:32 AM




See asteroid Phaethon, source of the Geminids, in a close brush with Earth


" Five-kilometre-wide 3200 Phaethons 523½-day orbit brings it closer to the Sun than any other named asteroid. Rocky debris strewn along its orbit is responsible for the mid-December Geminid meteor shower. Phaethon passes just 0.069 astronomical units (10.3 million kilometres, 6.4 million miles or 26 lunar distances) from Earth at 23 UT (11pm GMT) on 16 December, making it a viable target for small telescopes for at least a week. "

" As shooting-star devotees prepare for the naked-eye spectacle of the Geminid meteor shower in mid-December, hopes are high that this active and consistent annual display will perform well under late evening skies unhindered by the light of a waning Moon. While one might expect a meteor per minute originating high in the southeast by midnight around the maximum on 14 December, owners of small telescopes can also witness the close passage of the meteors parent body a curious rock comet known as 3200 Phaethon. "

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https://astronomynow...ush-with-earth/


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:46 AM




Note the reference to Sodom and the Phaethon mythology above and below.

Phaethon, the name of this current asteroid.


Researchers: Asteroid Destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah

Published April 01, 2008

" A clay tablet that has baffled scientists for 150 years has been identified as a witness's account of the asteroid suspected of being behind the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Researchers who cracked the cuneiform symbols on the Planisphere tablet believe that it recorded an asteroid thought to have been more than half a mile across.

The tablet, found by Henry Layard in the remains of the library in the royal place at Nineveh in the mid-19th century, is thought to be a 700 B.C. copy of notes made by a Sumerian astronomer watching the night sky.

He referred to the asteroid as a "white stone bowl approaching" and recorded it as it "vigorously swept along."

Using computers to recreate the night sky thousands of years ago, scientists have pinpointed his sighting to shortly before dawn on June 29 in the year 3123 B.C.

About half the symbols on the tablet have survived and half of those refer to the asteroid. The other symbols record the positions of clouds and constellations. In the past 150 years scientists have made five unsuccessful attempts to translate the tablet.

Mark Hempsell, one of the researchers from Bristol University who cracked the tablet's code, said: "It's a wonderful piece of observation, an absolutely perfect piece of science."

He said the size and route of the asteroid meant that it was likely to have crashed into the Austrian Alps at Köfels. As it traveled close to the ground it would have left a trail of destruction from supersonic shock waves and then slammed into the Earth with a cataclysmic impact.

Debris consisting of up to two-thirds of the asteroid would have been hurled back along its route and a flash reaching temperatures of 400 Centigrade (752 Fahrenheit) would have been created, killing anyone in its path.

About one million sq kilometers (386,000 sq miles) would have been devastated and the impact would have been equivalent to more than 1,000 tons of TNT exploding.

Dr Hempsall said that at least 20 ancient myths record devastation of the type and on the scale of the asteroid's impact, including the Old Testament tale of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the ancient Greek myth of how Phaeton, son of Helios, fell into the River Eridanus after losing control of his father's sun chariot."


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http://www.foxnews.c...d-gomorrah.html


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That's just ridiculous. There would be clear evidence left behind from such an impact, from physical crater to trace elements that are rare on earth but common in asteroids or comets. Hey, wait a second.

 

Published April 01, 2008

 

Hmm.... Could it be?

 

Source: Genesis 19:24-28

 

Why, yes! You've just cited an April Fool's joke! :clap:


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:54 AM


That's just ridiculous. There would be clear evidence left behind from such an impact, from physical crater to trace elements that are rare on earth but common in asteroids or comets. Hey, wait a second.

Published April 01, 2008

Hmm.... Could it be?

Source: Genesis 19:24-28

Why, yes! You've just cited an April Fool's joke! :clap:




No it wasn't an April Fools joke... but YOU are.


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#14 Atossa

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:59 AM



Cuneiform clay tablet translated for the first time

March 31, 2008

A cuneiform clay tablet that has puzzled scholars for over 150 years has been translated for the first time. The tablet is now known to be a contemporary Sumerian observation of an asteroid impact at Köfels, Austria and is published in a new book, 'A Sumerian Observation of the Köfels' Impact Event.'

The giant landslide centred at Köfels in Austria is 500m thick and five kilometres in diameter and has long been a mystery since geologists first looked at it in the 19th century. The conclusion drawn by research in the middle 20th century was that it must be due to a very large meteor impact because of the evidence of crushing pressures and explosions. But this view lost favour as a much better understanding of impact sites developed in the late 20th century.

In the case of Köfels there is no crater, so to modern eyes it does not look as an impact site should look. However, the evidence that puzzled the earlier researchers remains unexplained by the view that it is just another landslide.

This new research by Alan Bond, Managing Director of Reaction Engines Ltd and Mark Hempsell, Senior Lecturer in Astronautics at Bristol University, brings the impact theory back into play. It centres on another 19th century mystery, a Cuneiform tablet in the British Museum collection No K8538 (known as "the Planisphere").

It was found by Henry Layard in the remains of the library in the Royal Place at Nineveh, and was made by an Assyrian scribe around 700 BC. It is an astronomical work as it has drawings of constellations on it and the text has known constellation names. It has attracted a lot of attention but in over a hundred years nobody has come up with a convincing explanation as to what it is.

With modern computer programmes that can simulate trajectories and reconstruct the night sky thousands of years ago the researchers have established what the Planisphere tablet refers to. It is a copy of the night notebook of a Sumerian astronomer as he records the events in the sky before dawn on the 29 June 3123 BC (Julian calendar). Half the tablet records planet positions and cloud cover, the same as any other night, but the other half of the tablet records an object large enough for its shape to be noted even though it is still in space. The astronomers made an accurate note of its trajectory relative to the stars, which to an error better than one degree is consistent with an impact at Köfels.

The observation suggests the asteroid is over a kilometre in diameter and the original orbit about the Sun was an Aten type, a class of asteroid that orbit close to the earth, that is resonant with the Earth's orbit. This trajectory explains why there is no crater at Köfels. The in coming angle was very low (six degrees) and means the asteroid clipped a mountain called Gamskogel above the town of Längenfeld, 11 kilometres from Köfels, and this caused the asteroid to explode before it reached its final impact point. As it travelled down the valley it became a fireball, around five kilometres in diameter (the size of the landslide). When it hit Köfels it created enormous pressures that pulverised the rock and caused the landslide but because it was no longer a solid object it did not create a classic impact crater.

Mark Hempsell, discussing the Köfels event, said: "Another conclusion can be made from the trajectory. The back plume from the explosion (the mushroom cloud) would be bent over the Mediterranean Sea re-entering the atmosphere over the Levant, Sinai, and Northern Egypt.

The ground heating though very short would be enough to ignite any flammable material - including human hair and clothes. It is probable more people died under the plume than in the Alps due to the impact blast."


Source: University of Bristol

https://phys.org/new...lay-tablet.html

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:00 AM

https://rationalwiki...ls_impact_event

 

The Köfels landslide was a huge mountain rockslide (a Sturzstrom12px-Wikipedia%27s_W.svg.png) that occurred in the Austrian Alps about 9800 years ago near the village of Köfels. Some of its features mystified geologists for quite some time. One hypothesis was that it had been caused by an asteroid impact — a Köfels impact event — but more recent research has rejected the idea. This didn't stop a pair of British engineers from publishing a book that claims that a) it was an asteroid impact, B) it inspired a lot of myths, and c) it was recorded on an ancient Sumerian clay tablet.

 

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The reason for the original impact hypothesis was the presence of fused rock. At the time, the only processes known to be able to do this were either volcanism or meteor impacts. Later research found that it can be also produced by friction and similar fused rock has been found in other large rockslides.

 

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British Museum tablet K.8538, a.k.a. The Planisphere.

In 2008, two British engineers, Alan Bond[1] and Mark Hempsell, published a book, A Sumerian Observation of the Köfels' Impact Event. They claim that an ancient Sumerian clay tablet documents an asteroid impact on 29 June 3123 BCE that was the root of many myths, including the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the Greek myth of Phaeton12px-Wikipedia%27s_W.svg.png (the son of the sun god Helios who took his father's fiery sun chariot for a joyride and crashed it).

There are many problems with their claims, but perhaps the most major one is the wrong chronology. The Köfels site has been dated with radiocarbon dating of wood buried by the landslide to about 9800±100 BP (Before Present), which is about 4000 years earlier than Bond and Hempsell's date.

Bibliography
  • A Sumerian Observation of the Köfels' Impact Event, Alan Bond and Mark Hempsell, 2008, ISBN 978-1904623649
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:02 AM




NASA confirms more than 60 reports of a fireball across Florida skies Tuesday

Dec 6, 2017

" TAMPA, Fla. -- NASA confirms at least 60 reports of a fireball seen across Florida skies on Tuesday evening, just after the sun set.

Video captured on dash cam video shows the fireball falling near Little Road and 54 around 6:30 Tuesday. "

https://www.abcactio...deo-in-bay-area


More here

https://sputniknews....ball-confirmed/


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:10 AM

Sweet. But we're still not going to be hit by that asteroid.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:22 AM

Sweet. But we're still not going to be hit by that asteroid.




If only I could put my order in now for a certain target.


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