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History's Greatest Comet Hunter Discovers 1,000th Comet
NASA ^ | August 17 2005 | Bill Steigerwald

Posted on 08/31/2005 10:15:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

"Before SOHO was launched, 16 sungrazing comets had been discovered by space observatories. Based on that experience, who could have predicted that SOHO would discover more than sixty times that number, and in only nine years? This is truly a remarkable achievement!" said Dr. Chris St. Cyr, Senior Project Scientist for NASA's Living With a Star program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

(Excerpt) Read more at nasa.gov ...


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: comet; soho; space
I couldn't find it on FR, if it has appeared, my apologies.

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1 posted on 08/31/2005 10:15:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: Swordmaker; KevinDavis; blam; Ernest_at_the_Beach; FairOpinion; ValerieUSA
Ping!
2 posted on 08/31/2005 10:16:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv

3 posted on 09/01/2005 7:41:15 AM PDT by MadMaxCutlass
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To: MadMaxCutlass

Looks like everyone else gave this topic the brush-off.

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[another rimshot!]


4 posted on 09/02/2005 10:58:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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The Big Splash The Big Splash:
A Scientific Discovery That Revolutionizes the Way We View the Origin of Life,
the Water We Drink, the Death of the Dinosaurs, the Creation of the Oceans,
the Nature of the Cosmos, and the Very Future of the Earth Itself

by Louis A. Frank
with Patrick Huyghe

Sigwarth and I analyzed over 10,000 images and learned a good deal about the black spots in the process. Our interpretation of the events continued to involve meteor impacts into Earth's upper atmosphere.By counting the spots in our images we were able to estimate the rate at which these objects appeared. This was the simplest measurement to do. We saw ten holes per minute on the daylight side of Earth. So we doubled that figure to obtain the rate of these objects over the entire face of Earth. There had to be about twenty such objects entering the atmosphere every minute. That was an alarming number of objects.


5 posted on 09/06/2005 11:21:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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Ping!
6 posted on 10/27/2005 7:08:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for the ping. Good movie on the NASA site which has an amazing sequence of a comet tail swapping directions.


7 posted on 10/27/2005 8:18:13 PM PDT by AndrewC (Darwinian logic -- It is just-so if it is just-so)
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Thanks, i'll check that out.


8 posted on 10/27/2005 9:38:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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