Comet Elenin Self-Destructs


Whenever astronomers discover a comet headed inbound toward a close encounter the Sun, there's always buzz among observers about how bright it might get. That was certainly the case last December, when Comet Elenin (C/2010 X1) made its debut. Many hoped it would become easily visible to the unaided eye as it rounded perihelion nine months later.
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Now all bets are off. Within the past week the comet's brightness has declined by 50%, dropping a half magnitude between August 19th and 20th, according to Australian observer Michael Mattiazzo. (The comet's current location in western Virgo makes it virtually unobservable from northern latitudes.)

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and.......

we are OFF to the races!!!

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What do you mean?

What do you mean?

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think about it....

It is a race to tell everyone else what you know. Who has figured it out, who has a theory, is it this, is it that, everyone wants the sunshine. Scatter, scatter everywhere.... do this, to that, purchase this, leave that... look out below, run and hide. Debates on twitter, facebook, news stories... yadda yadda yadda.

It is chaos. But we do know what is going on. The article seem to be... confused.

that is the way it seems to me...I am sure someone else could put it more eloquently and I have.

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You understate your eloquence

You understate your eloquence Surf. To add to your point, it's like your at a family reunion and everyone is trying to talk at once, who ever talks loudest, longest and is the rudest (is that a word?) gets heard. Forget about content and actually exchanging thoughts. So many of these rants are a mile wide and an inch deep.

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oh lostn

...I like your style!

...amen to the family reunion. Great connection to this article!

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What a Disappointment

I want my money back... Ok so I didnt pay anything -but I still feel ripped off!

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lol

you are always here Matt to lend a smile!!

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what happened?

So wasn't the comet Elenin in the configuration that was going to be in the Rev. 12 thing they were predicting? That was our sign of our eminent ticket outa here!!! This is very disappointing!!! But-but-but-!!!! Maybe it will re-strengthen (or is it brighten?) Am I in the denial phase of grieving? This CAN"T BE!!! I want to go HOME!!!

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comet elenin self destructs

This is really confusing. I just read that it is a hoax. Elenin did not self destruct. If you go on the NASA site about Elenin, it is still there. The numbers that measure the brightness of Elenin are the same as before. So what is really going on? Where can you get the truth?

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Elenin Starship

Its actually a giant alien spaceship that lowered its headlights and turned the volume down just to be a little more considerate to those of us trying to sleep down here on earth.
It could also be the same one that visited ancient Sumeria a few thousand years ago and left humanity with secret esoteric knowledge and a timetable for their return. We are in big time trouble if two thirds of the human population are not practicing yoga, taking ti chi, and singing "Freebird" upon their return.

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Are you sure "Freebird"?

Are you sure "Freebird"? Maybe it would be "Highway to Hell" or something from the Grateful Dead?

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Freebird

Ha! Dark Star or Morning Dew would work.

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Freebird

Yes I agree but consider their cover of Not Fade Away or Next Time I See You. As a tribute to my lost years I have the T-shirt from the 1980 On the Road Again tour.

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Freebird

Yes, those are good picks too!

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Praise God that we can

Praise God that we can worship Christ today.

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Praise God that we can

Amen to that!

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Comet Elenin Self-Destructs

I tried to tell you all, but my post was deemed, contriversial, when I supported my claims with facts and not speculation, ISRAEL is GODS timepeice... not ice bodies moving through space.... sorry you all got your hopes up over nothing.... keep looking up, BUT look at the middle east...

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signs

You are absolutely correct gnols,,Elenin still may survive its orbit however ISRAEL definitely is what to watch, the vote in the UN in a few weeks for Palestinian statehood is one such sign

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Comet Elenin Self-Destructs

On a side note, and to squash the firestorm of comments I am sure are coming... I am Ex Navy intell with 25 years experience. not some keyboard comando in an internet cafe trying to stir up dissention amoung the good people of this site... BUT the LORD gave us the ability to discern the times, we are living in, TO USE this info to lead others to CHRIST before it is too late, Not speculate on dates, Is the goverment telling you every thing? of course not, Is a great deception coming? YOU BETCHA!! but again use the time the LORD ALMIGHTY has given you wisely , I use this site to show others.. " SEE, we are so close" it's not made up fairy tales" today is the day to chose... I am soory for the rant , but this topic got totally of the mark, for what we are to use it for......... gnols

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I agree Gnols

We should be looking up to see him on a cloud, and not looking to every comet or star to signal his arrival. Our focus is suppose to be on God. Sometimes when we are so focused on the end events we can loose our focus on what he wants for us now. We are so eagerly looking to him to take us home that we are not listening to what he wants for us now. We still have work to do. The number is not fulfilled yet. People are going to try to predict the return of our Lord. So far they have ALL been wrong. When you predict, it gives the non-believers reason to laugh at us and gives them a reason not to believe. Yes there will be great earthquakes, but I personally believe they will be from God and not some comet. He wants the unbelievers to know without a shadow of doubt that he is real. They will know without a shadow of doubt that they are choosing to reject God when they take the mark. We want him to come so badly that sometimes it's kinda like those people who think they have found Jesus's face on a potato chip. We need to stay focused on his mission for us. We won't know the time or the hour, but all the news is pointing to Israel and it does not look good. Could we be about to see psalm 83? Pray for their protection. We know the out come, but that doesn't mean there won't be loss of life.

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Comet Elenin Self-Destructs

Thank You almosthere, You said what i was trying to convey, and in a manner that I lack :) (tact) September will be a month to watch (United Nations Vote) Federal reserve actions on default, Eygpt at Israel's back door, etc.. thank you for being a watchman on the wall....time is short....

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Gnols and Almostthere

Hey, please watch this video link. It's not about Elenin. I won't be able to reply to you for a couple of days so don't think I am ignoring any response. OK. Jeremiah 6 says we are to seek the old ways and to walk in them. I don't believe this was just for the Jews.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llOi5nKIb9Q

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Lost and found

It's an interesting video. I do agree the feasts are very important not only to the Jews, but also to us. He does say that he has no idea of the year. The heart of the matter is that only God know the time and the hour. Like gnol said, September is shaping up to be a very interesting month. If the Palestinians declare statehood, there is going to be a lot of moving and shaking going on. The awesome thing is that God gave us the signs of the times to look for. Israel is our time peace. I firmly believe this generation will not pass away without his return. We need to pray for Israel like never before. It is only a matter of time. You only have to watch 10 minutes of the news and know that they are probably the most hated on this planet. If you are looking for something to tell you the time is near, just look at Israel. We will get to spend eternity with God, but there are so many that will not. Our time is short and we need to spread Gods words of love and how they can spend eternity with him also. Satan has entered our churches and stolen many of the pulpits. His lye's are spreading like wildfires. If we were to put as much energy into spreading God's word from his Holy bible as we do in trying to predict whats going to happen next, well lets just say we might have a revival :) I am to, really into studying the end of times, and what Gods word has to say about it. Sometimes I can get so caught up in it that it is all I can think about. I desperately want to be a part of the rapture and to go home and be with my lord and savior. But God always has an amazing way of pulling me back into reality. I have 3 children and I am truly scared about what their world will look like when they are my age in twenty years or so. But I have faith in my God, an I know in my heart he is coming soon!

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I know what you mean. I think

I know what you mean. I think every one of us has felt scared and overwhelmed at one time or another. I too have three children and the thought of what the world will be like in 20 years is horrifying. But it helps to be on here with fellow believers in Christ who comfort one another.

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Comet Elenin Self-Destructs

lost and found, that was an interesting and thought provoking video, thank you for posting it, and it is well worth a look for those who have not seen it... I have seen similar videos produced by Pastor Perry Stone,Chuck Missler, etc...they both seem to be well researched and I also believe as you do that some things were not just meant for the Jews.. again thank you for posting this video...

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No problem, I didn't find it,

No problem, I didn't find it, it was posted by someone else on here a while back. Whether or not Elenin fulfills prophecy of revelation12 I can't say. But it looks like a lot of stuff is happening around the fall feasts and since no church I've been to in the last 10 years ever talks about them, I think it's well worth anyone's time to research them privately. I believe Israel is God's timepiece but I also believe the sun, moon, and stars are for signs as well.
Genesis 1:14-19

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Elenin

Hey, guys. Last night, It really hit me that if we go this year, people I know will go to Hell. They are nice people that care about. I think i am being self-centered in focusing so much on leaving this world. Time to focus on doing His work. I had to ask God to forgive me for being so self-focused. There is just this strange pull on my spirit, having to live between two realms - this world, and the next, with an acute awareness that we don't belong here. Yet, we do belong here because He still has us here. And that is not for no reason.

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Right there with you

I have had to deal with this too Aimee. Our time here is so short compared to eternity with him. I get so caught up in wanting to be free from this place that I tend to focus on the end and not the now. There are definitely awesome things happening, But I have learned it is better to keep things like this Elenin comet at an arms distance. If it happens then wow, but if not I will not be disappointed. I just have to have patience. I think there is going to be a lot of things that are going to draw our attention away from what God wants for us. Satan wants us to forget about the unsaved. He wants to keep us busy and distracted. I think it's great that people post interesting thing like this comet, the problem is when there is this forceful view that "this is definitely going to happen" So what happens when it doesn't? It's no different than that Harold Camping dude. And some people will loose heart. I'm not saying that we shouldn't look to the heavens, Jesus tell us to look up. But I think were to be looking up to see him on a cloud. It is evident that we are living in the last days. So I will keep my focus on Israel. God is very specific with what will happen to her. Our time is short and there are so many who have no hope.

These articles and views are very interesting. But I hope we can educate with "this could be a possibility" rather than a "this is definitely going to happen" As we know the only "this is definitely going to happen" is found in the BIBLE. So please don't loose heart. he is coming soon. This next year and a half are going to be very hard. With so many thinking the world will end in 2012 and so many predicting the end at any moment. We know the truth. So share his good news with everyone you see, double and triple check everything like the Bereans did, and keep your eyes on Israel.

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Comet Elenin Self-Destructs

Aimee,Almostthere, I have to admit to the same, Every day I realize there are people I care about deeply, and either failed to share the Gospel with or did not do a good job of it..... i keep having this feeling I will have to answer for that to my shame, perhaps this was the reason for the blunt posts, I study bible prophesy relentlessly and many times have the expectation .. Man WE are so close!! any day now, but that is the point, the enemy WANTS you distracted with focusing on the details, not what the outcome of using this info to GODS greater glory in spreading the good news, this is such a sin sick world, and we know the end result, it's okay to eagerly await the LORDS return, in fact we are told to do so, we just need to see the bigger picture, and of this I am guilty as well, BUT all these posts do reinforce what we know, The LORD is coming SOON!!! and I need to tell the ones I love and every one who will listen... CHOSE this day, whom you will serve, see ya on the other side :)

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