Comet Elenin—the Debate that Never Happened

by David Talbott The comet Elenin, a subject of intense Internet discussion for several months, seems to have disappointed everyone.  I speak here not just of the doomsayers, who were awaiting a frightful specter in recent weeks.  You might think these folks would be happy that the celebrated intruder faded …

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Doomsday Delayed

Sep 26, 2011 Comet Elenin, despite fear mongers and media hype, has vanished. Leonid Elenin discovered C/2010 X1 (subsequently named after him) on December 10, 2010. The comet reached perihelion on September 11, 2011 but does not seem to have survived its encounter with the Sun’s electromagnetic fields. Since the …

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