Comet Elenin heads towards Earth, October 16, 2011

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[video=youtube;5z8f6-kdVl8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z8f6-kdVl8&NR=1[/video]

My guess is nothing will happen.
 

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According to the NASA JPL
Comet Elenin should be at its brightest shortly before the time of its closest approach to Earth on Oct. 16 of this year. At its closest point, it will be 35 million kilometers (22 million miles) from us. Can this icy interloper influence us from where it is, or where it will be in the future? What about this celestial object inspiring some shifting of the tides or even tectonic plates here on Earth? There have been some incorrect Internet speculations that external forces could cause comet Elenin to come closer.

"Comet Elenin will not encounter any dark bodies that could perturb its orbit, nor will it influence us in any way here on Earth," said Yeomans. "It will get no closer to Earth than 35 million kilometers [about 22 million miles]. "

"Comet Elenin will not only be far away, it is also on the small side for comets," said Yeomans. "And comets are not the most densely-packed objects out there. They usually have the density of something akin to loosely packed icy dirt.

"So you've got a modest-sized icy dirtball that is getting no closer than 35 million kilometers," said Yeomans. "It will have an immeasurably miniscule influence on our planet. By comparison, my subcompact automobile exerts a greater influence on the ocean's tides than comet Elenin ever will."
 

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i so wish that thing will PLOW into asia or africa.
 

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Ah, shit. I was hoping for nothing but a light show, but if Kirk thinks nothing will happen, it probably will be The End.
 

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It's not actually a comet but a UFO. It will be then that all our electronics and machines will come alive an try to kill us all. Emilio Estevez will be our only hope!
 

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Isn't this how we meet our ultimate demise in 2012 though? I thought there was supposed to be some cataclysmic global disaster in late-2011 and the rest of us are left suffering until the official "End of Days" sometime in 2012. Perhaps I saw that on some TV show or something.
 
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In November yu55 400metres and weighing 55million tons will get closer to earth than the moon.
 

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In November yu55 400metres and weighing 55million tons will get closer to earth than the moon.
Wait . . . you mean an object with a diameter less than half the distance to my nearest deli, will pass by at a distance equal to more than 8 times around the equator? Panic!!!!! Everybody panic!!! OMGWTF?!?!?!!! :action-sm