Sunday, August 7, 2011

It came from outer space

One more reason to be afraid this Halloween: On October 16th, Comet Elenin will become one of the closest objects to swoosh by the Earth. It’s unstable path has kept scientists guessing (we’ll know more as it slingshots around the sun in September). There’s been all kinds of speculations including gravity-driven earthquakes, excessive radiation, and possible collision. The strangest part is the organized bodies that are accompanying (or driving?) the comet, as seen in the picture.  

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