Leonid Elenin

Comet Elenin – the final prospect
Published on September 3, 2011
Written by: Leonid Elenin

As many readers already know, Comet Elenin has begun the irreversible process of breaking up. We spoke earlier about the probablility of such an outcome, but I considered it less than 50%. On the graph at left you can see a selection of ten comets that approach the Sun closer than 0.5 a.u. The red line shows the boundary, to the left of which, derived from J. Bortle’s formula, is the safe zone, but to the right is the zone of disintegration. The yellow color shows Comet Elenin, with absolute magnitude obtained by visual observations, and the blue is from JPL-NASA data. As we see, Bortle’s formula, all-in-all, doesn’t work too badly. Although there is a bright exception – the green triangle belongs to the unique comet 96P/Machholtz, about which I will speak next time.

Now it is absolutely clear that the comet’s drop in brightness, first noted by Michael Mattiazzo on Aug. 20th, was not coincidental – the decay process had already begun, and over the course of the next several days the comet changed greatly. Its pseudo-nucleus became diffuse and extended, and later vanished completely. On images from Sept. 1st in the comet’s coma there was no condensation visible, and that meant the comet had already broken up into fairly small pieces, with a maximum size of not more than a hundred meters.

Such a breakup of small comets passing near the Sun is not rare, and in that is nothing surprising. I note that this is a breakup, not an explosion. All the pieces continue to move on the comet’s trajectory. The large fragments are likely to continue to disintegrate into smaller ones. It is possible that in October when the comet moves into the morning sky, we will no longer be able to see what once was Comet Elenin. It is possible that something will be visible to large earth-based telescopes. The breakup of a long-period comet fairly close to the Earth (on a Solar System scale) is a rather rare event. During such a breakup we can see the interior of the comet to better understand its construction and composition.

Overall, the most scientifically interesting thing is the breakup scenario, but unfortunately right now the comet is not visible to the largest telescopes or even the Hubble Space Telescope because of its close angular distance from the Sun (small elongation). On the other hand, amateur astronomers, awaiting this comet which might have been visible to the unaided eye, will now not see it, at least visually in their telescopes and binoculars.

We will wait for Sept. 23rd when the comet is due to appear in the field of view of the SOHO space coronagraph. Any result will tell us what we can expect at the beginning of October when the comet once again should appear in the pre-dawn sky. We will wait. The end of this story is near…


(For full article, go here Comet Elenin – And look who the author is: Leonid Elenin himself.)

Comet Elenin is attracting more and more interest in the scientific community
August 10th, 2011 | Author: Leonid Elenin

Comet Elenin is attracting more and more interest in the scientific community; at the end of July observations were made on the largest submillimeter telescope in the world JCMT. Since August 1st, observations are ongoing with the space telescope STEREO-B; they will continue for several weeks. It is probable that the comet will be visible in the field of the COR2 (STEREO) coronagraph beginning August 20. Beginning September 23rd, for 6 days, the comet will be visible in the field of view of the LASCO C3 coronagraph on the SOHO spacecraft.

Very recently I received information that several more spacecraft may observe comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin), specifically Venus Express and Messenger. These observations will allow us to obtain unique information about the comet at the time of its perihelion when it will not be observable from the Earth.

Observations are planned with SPICAV UV in the 110-310 nm wavelength band on the Venus Express spacecraft and Messenger’s MASCS spectrograph. Moreover, by simultaneous observations from two spacecraft with different points of view, with the VMC camera on Venus Express and the MDIS camera on Messenger, it is possible to obtain a three-dimensional model of the comet’s coma! It is possible that comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin) may become the brightest comet that these two spacecraft may observe during their entire time of service. I hope this application is approved and the observations take place.

NASA is moving STEREO B to look at Elenin come Aug 1 – 20

In an interesting turn of events, NASA are turning their STEREO B (Behind) satellite to 135 degrees to look at the incoming “comet” Elenin. Remember that until now, NASA has not really publicly acknowledged Elenin’s existence.

Also of interest: NASA did have a Facebook link to an events page on NASA’s website which was taken down. That acknowledged Elenin and gave us the details to JPL (Jet Propulsions Laboratory) mathematical details on it as well as a diagram showing all the info we needed (distance, times, planet alignments) and from there we’ve been able to ascertain that everytime there is an alignment with “Comet Elenin”, there is an 8-magnitude or higher Earthquake here on Earth.

To see my own views on Comet Elenin, see my article here “NASA, White House, Operatives Pushing Psyops Meme Around Comet Elenin”:

Why Is Venus So Bright?

We then have the major storms on Saturn, and Venus being much brighter than usual (reported to be TEN TIMES brighter through the STEREO spacecraft). As you can see from the image below, Venus (for such a relatively small planet) is quite luminous. Considering Venus is actually nearly the same size as our Earth, and you can fit roughly 100 Earths from one side of the sun to the other, this seems to be at least 25 times the brightness and thus, size then it should be.

Unless, something near it is interfering and causing it to light up like a Christmas tree – this we don’t know. August 1 – 20 should be an interesting time for all involved.

Debunking the Misinformation (PsyOps?) Around Comet Elenin

Astronomer and blogger Ian Musgrave from South Australia has been active in debunking the misinformation and nonsense that is being disseminated about Comet Elenin. He has written several wonderful posts featuring the actual realities of this long-period lump of dirty ice that has, for some reason, attracted the attention of doomsdayers, 2012ers, and end-of-the-world scaremongers. Earlier this week, Ian’s Elenin posts on his Astroblog were taken down by the web host, as someone filed a claim for alleged violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). “Given that there is no copyrighted material on these pages, with either material generated entirely by me or links to and citation of publicly available material, I believe this was just a frivolous attack on people countering Elenin nonsense” Ian said. Astroblog was not the only site that was targeted, and thankfully, Ian’s web host agreed that the claim was without merit, and the posts are back online. In the interim, however, Universe Today offered to publish Ian’s excellent “Comet Elenin, a FAQ for the Worried” post, and even though the original is now available again, Ian and U.T. decided to still post this on UT so that more people with questions about Comet Elenin would have the chance to have their worries allayed. To get your questions answered, go here:

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Well, now that May 21, 2011, has come and gone, with the majority of us still here, the next wave on the cultural Zeitgeist that will no doubt culminate in online global hysteria appears to the the many reports coming out about the Brown Dwarf Star “Elenin”.

Once you see the below video, go next to the article beneath, which is available via YOU WILL LEARN THAT NOTHING BAD WILL HAPPEN TO OUR PLANET WHEN ELENIN PASSES BY!

I encourage you to question all of the many Youtube videos and articles currently drowning the Social Network sites these days. Please be aware that Comets and invisible brown dwarf planets do not bombard fault zones with over 1 BILLION-Plus Watts of Directed Energy (and yes, HAARP can indeed direct their EM-waves- Refer to my recent post, “HAARP Has Secrets” to learn more). That is a HAARP function, and in my opinion, NASA scientists are deliberately facilitating this misdirection of data. DON’T BUY INTO IT!!! The interferometers at NOAA headquarters in Boulder Colorado can precisely create and even STOP any major seismic event. Watch the video below — You will learn that Leonid Elenin, the supposed “discoverer” of this “brown dwarf star” is a young, amateur astronomer in Russia! He himself is confused by everything that is going on in regard to a fuzzy astro-photo he took one night. “Planet X” and Elenin have come and gone!! Moreover, the seismic effect of comet alignment is merely hypothetical — no way to actually measure and document this hypothesis. On the other hand, there is no doubt what Advanced Tesla Technology can do!

Allow me to repeat: Comet Elenin will not destroy the Earth in the Fall of 2011. Nor will it contribute to the destruction of our planet in 2012. This is simply more propaganda so that the general public, and especially Conspiracy Theorists, will become distracted and not look at the smoking gun of H.A.A.R.P.

To learn more about Leonid Elenin and the misuse of his identity and information (which deeply confuses and concerns Elenin himself), please go to this link, courtesy of “Astro Bob”


Comet Elenin: Preview of a Coming Attraction
May 04, 2011
You may have heard the news: Comet Elenin is coming to the inner-solar system this fall. Comet Elenin (also known by its astronomical name C/2010 X1), was first detected on Dec. 10, 2010 by Leonid Elenin, an observer in Lyubertsy, Russia, who made the discovery “remotely” using the ISON-NM observatory near Mayhill, New Mexico. At the time of the discovery, the comet was about 647 million kilometers (401 million miles) from Earth. Over the past four-and-a-half months, the comet has – as comets do – closed the distance to Earth’s vicinity as it makes its way closer to perihelion (its closest point to the sun). As of May 4, Elenin’s distance is about 274 million kilometers (170 million miles).

“That is what happens with these long-period comets that come in from way outside our planetary system,” said Don Yeomans of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. “They make these long, majestic, speedy arcs through our solar system, and sometimes they put on a great show. But not Elenin. Right now that comet looks kind of wimpy.”

How does a NASA scientist define cometary wimpiness?

“We’re talking about how a comet looks as it safely flies past us,” said Yeomans. “Some cometary visitors arriving from beyond the planetary region – like Hale-Bopp in 1997 — have really lit up the night sky where you can see them easily with the naked eye as they safely transit the inner-solar system. But Elenin is trending toward the other end of the spectrum. You’ll probably need a good pair of binoculars, clear skies, and a dark, secluded location to see it even on its brightest night.”

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.”

Yeomans did have one final thought on comet Elenin.

“This comet may not put on a great show. Just as certainly, it will not cause any disruptions here on Earth. But there is a cause to marvel,” said Yeomans. “This intrepid little traveler will offer astronomers a chance to study a relatively young comet that came here from well beyond our solar system’s planetary region. After a short while, it will be headed back out again, and we will not see or hear from Elenin for thousands of years. That’s pretty cool.”

NASA detects, tracks and characterizes asteroids and comets passing relatively close to Earth using both ground- and space-based telescopes. The Near-Earth Object Observations Program, commonly called “Spaceguard,” discovers these objects, characterizes a subset of them, and predicts their paths to determine if any could be potentially hazardous to our planet.

JPL manages the Near-Earth Object Program Office for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, DC. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

More information about asteroids and near-Earth objects is at: , and on Twitter: @asteroidwatch .

DC Agle (818) 393-9011
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.


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