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Well she is on her way towards us now and has just reached/passed perihelion – the closest point in her orbit to the Sun as she swings round ready for the outward journey into the far reaches of the Solar … Continue reading
From Spaceweather.com comes news that the much vaunted doomsday scenario of Comet Elenin striking earth with all it’s spaceships in tow is now probably not going to happen. Of course this should also mean there will not be any more … Continue reading
Elenin’s stats have been updated. You can view the JPL database here. This link requires Java to display the orbital projection. List of figures so far: (Last updated 15 Mar 2011) The orbital diagram was not working so part of … Continue reading
The original finder of comet Elenin has indicated in an email to an astronomical forum that the estimated size of the comet is around 3km to 4km which he says is ‘quite small’ for an hyperbolic comet.