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'NEOWISE' Comet - The July Event?

Postby Stellar Colonies » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:17 pm

So in late March, the NEOWISE space telescope discovered a comet labeled C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), or simply 'Comet NEOWISE'. On July 3rd, the comet passed perihelion (closest point in its orbit from the Sun), and is now hurtling back into the chill void of the Outer Solar System. On its way out, it is predicted to pass our blighted planet at a distance of approximately 103 million kilometers, or 0.69 AU on July 23rd. Since closest approach is coming up in just over two weeks as of this posting, and it now seems to be (somewhat) visible to the naked eye at night, the news have been talking about it.

So NSG, what do you think?

Will this be a spectacular show for us, or just another hyped disappointment?

Have you or are you now planning to view it?

Is it a sign of further misfortune for us?

Personally speaking, I'm going to be taking a look at it whenever possible, and I believe it will be just barely visible at best unless we are lucky.
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Postby Soiled fruit roll ups » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:19 pm

its coming right for us!
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Postby Rojava Free State » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:42 pm

This made me drop my phone and run outside.

It's barely visible on the horizon but by mid month it'll be higher in the sky.
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Postby Xmara » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:44 pm

Can't wait

Maybe it'll crash into Earth. With the way this year is going, I'd welcome it.
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Postby Rojava Free State » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:45 pm

Xmara wrote:Can't wait

Maybe it'll crash into Earth. With the way this year is going, I'd welcome it.


Trump: "So has anyone else noticed that big scary light in the night sky? I personally think it's aliens working with the deep state to overthrow me but the scientists say it's a comet. I said "I had a friend who had a cat named Comet. Whats the connection?" They said "oh no he's an idiot."
Rojava Free State wrote:Listen yall. I'm only gonna say it once but I want you to remember it. This ain't a world fit for good men. It seems like you gotta be monstrous just to make it. Gotta have a little bit of darkness within you just to survive. You gotta stoop low everyday it seems like. Stoop all the way down to the devil in these times. And then one day you look in the mirror and you realize that you ain't you anymore. You're just another monster, and thanks to your actions, someone else will eventually become as warped and twisted as you. Never forget that the best of us are just the best of a bad lot. Being at the top of a pile of feces doesn't make you anything but shit like the rest. Never forget that.

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Postby Stellar Colonies » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:45 pm

Rojava Free State wrote:This made me drop my phone and run outside.

It's barely visible on the horizon but by mid month it'll be higher in the sky.

Yep, it is still pretty close to the Sun from Earth's perspective at the moment.
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Postby Grenartia » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:57 pm

Hopefully we see it. I've never seen a comet before.
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Postby Rojava Free State » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:12 pm

Grenartia wrote:Hopefully we see it. I've never seen a comet before.


Me neither
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Postby Nobel Hobos 2 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:56 pm

Nah, don't think I'll bother. I'll wait for next time it comes in. 8,786 AD.
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Postby Rusozak » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:59 pm

Rojava Free State wrote:
Xmara wrote:Can't wait

Maybe it'll crash into Earth. With the way this year is going, I'd welcome it.


Trump: "So has anyone else noticed that big scary light in the night sky? I personally think it's aliens working with the deep state to overthrow me but the scientists say it's a comet. I said "I had a friend who had a cat named Comet. Whats the connection?" They said "oh no he's an idiot."


Clearly the cat was an agent for the deep state.
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Postby Wayneactia » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:41 pm

Xmara wrote:Can't wait

Maybe it'll crash into Earth. With the way this year is going, I'd welcome it.

Nah.... With the way this year has been going, it'll graze the atmosphere and drop some bug that causes yet another pandemic.

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Postby VVerkia » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:35 am

Stellar Colonies wrote:Is it a sign of further misfortune for us?

No. Every "sign" is ridiculous, irrational nonsense in normal real real world. If something "is sign of misfortune" and it somehow works, it's "real" in some kind of world, then that world isn't rational, isn't real real and "realitiness" can be describe as "the same as "living" in computer simulation/game/program or comics, or manga, or movie, or book etc., where all irrational things can happend and can be "normal to that kind of world".
All of irrationality like, blaming comets, crows, people of other races etc. and treating all of them as symbol of evil is nonsense, and even more - if someone try to make others "believe" that that things are evil per se, leading to mass murders, genocides, crucades, wars etc. - toying with humans, trying to make evil, villainous (eg. manipulating society, that they need make sacrifice of maiden heart or something, to expel "bad omens") things from peoples, that could experience, see things in that prism.
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Stellar Colonies wrote:Is it a sign of further misfortune for us?

No. Every "sign" is ridiculous, irrational nonsense in normal real real world. If something "is sign of misfortune" and it somehow works, it's "real" in some kind of world, then that world isn't rational,


It is the real world of people though. Without competing explanations of "misfortune" like, we saw this bastard coming on radar 4 days ago, or it started in China and they told us but we ignored them, people are very prone to superstition.

It's confirmation bias. We remember better the predictions that came true, than we do the ones that didn't. Over a while, we ascribe to the prophet or scientist authority bias. And that's religion for you. But it's also science.

isn't real real end "realitiness" can be describe as "the same as "living" in computer simulation/game/program or comics, or manga, or movie, or book etc., where all irrational things can happend and can be "normal to that kind of world".
All of irrationality like, blaming comets, crows, people of other races etc. and treating all of them as symbol of evil is nonsense, and even more - if someone try to make others "believe" that that things are evil per se, leading to mass murders, genocides, crucades, wars etc. - toying with humans, trying to make evil, villainous (eg. manipulating society, that they need make sacrifice of maiden heart or something, to expel "bad omens") things from peoples, that could experience, see things in that prism.


"Omens" can be good as well as bad. Maybe there's some bias towards listening more to bad forecasts than to good ones, but I personally am not prone to it.
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Wayneactia wrote:
Xmara wrote:Can't wait

Maybe it'll crash into Earth. With the way this year is going, I'd welcome it.

Nah.... With the way this year has been going, it'll graze the atmosphere and drop some bug that causes yet another pandemic.


Nah ... it will give us a bump causing us to spiral inwards to the sun* but that will take fifty years of getting hotter and hotter and all dying.

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Not actually possible btw. It's a joke.
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:43 am

I'm sorry, but NEOWISE?

Could it sound any more like its passing will awaken ancient beasts?
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Postby Nobel Hobos 2 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:47 am

Dumb Ideologies wrote:I'm sorry, but NEOWISE?

Could it sound any more like its passing will awaken ancient beasts?


That's the name of a telescope. The comet is (provisionally) named after the telescope that discovered it.

Are you sure you want to prod astronomers about the seven letter acronym they chose ? :lol:
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Postby Exxosia » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:48 am

100% certain that it will be another hyped disappointment.

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Postby Latvijas Otra Republika » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:04 am

Rojava Free State wrote:
Xmara wrote:Can't wait

Maybe it'll crash into Earth. With the way this year is going, I'd welcome it.


Trump: "So has anyone else noticed that big scary light in the night sky? I personally think it's aliens working with the deep state to overthrow me but the scientists say it's a comet. I said "I had a friend who had a cat named Comet. Whats the connection?" They said "oh no he's an idiot."

Why is trump involved with everything, they guy is living in your head rent free.
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Rojava Free State wrote:
Trump: "So has anyone else noticed that big scary light in the night sky? I personally think it's aliens working with the deep state to overthrow me but the scientists say it's a comet. I said "I had a friend who had a cat named Comet. Whats the connection?" They said "oh no he's an idiot."

Why is trump involved with everything, they guy is living in your head rent free.


Yeah. Rojava needs an injection of comet science I think, Trumpiness has no resistance to that.
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Postby Region of Dwipantara » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:11 am

Exxosia wrote:100% certain that it will be another hyped disappointment.

Personally, I'm looking forward to see it. Then again, according to my local legends, comet was also seen before the Singhasari Empire was wiped out in one night in the 13th century, so idk. Considering the trend so far in 2020 however, I won't even blame the comet if any misfortune of such scale did happen.
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Region of Dwipantara wrote:
Exxosia wrote:100% certain that it will be another hyped disappointment.

Personally, I'm looking forward to see it. Then again, according to my local legends, comet was also seen before the Singhasari Empire was wiped out in one night in the 13th century, so idk. Considering the trend so far in 2020 however, I won't even blame the comet if any misfortune of such scale did happen.


How long before though?
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Region of Dwipantara wrote:Personally, I'm looking forward to see it. Then again, according to my local legends, comet was also seen before the Singhasari Empire was wiped out in one night in the 13th century, so idk. Considering the trend so far in 2020 however, I won't even blame the comet if any misfortune of such scale did happen.


How long before though?

From what I remembered, a few days to a week before the King Kertanegara and the Rajasan royal family was backstabbed and slaughtered by a conspiracy led by a rebelling duke. The government wiped out and regional leaders was free to do what they wish, royal holdings outside of Java splintered. Oh also the Mongol army then invaded Java and killed that rebelling duke, thinking that he's Kertanegara while the real Kertanegara is already dead.
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Postby Bhang Bhang Duc » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:38 am

Exxosia wrote:100% certain that it will be another hyped disappointment.

At the moment it’s not a Great Comet, but it’s generally agreed that it’s quite a good one. Unfortunately the weather forecast for my location is not that good at the moment (cloud, cloud and more cloud), but hopefully I’ll get a look at it in the next week or so.

At least this comet has managed to survive perihelion unlike Comets ATLAS and SWAN a month or so ago. Astronomers never hype comets by the way, we know how unpredictable they are.

NEOWISE stands for Near Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer - the NEO bit is a component of the WISE satellite.
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