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At Least For A Few Hours I Get A New Badge From Amazon. Yes, It Amuses Me.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to ENLARGE. Use link below for Amazon list where this appeared. It will NOT last.

Click to ENLARGE. Use link below for Amazon list where this appeared. It will NOT last.

Link to Amazon search results for
‘Anura Guruge’
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For A Day Or Two, I Get To Rub Shoulders, Metaphorically Of Course, With My Fellow Brit. Stephen Hawking On Amazon.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to EXPAND.

Click to EXPAND.


Again I stress that none of this is making me rich or famous.

My goal, as an inveterate raconteur, is to elucidate.
Hence the 99 cent pricing.
I am used to being poor.

But, the book is now among the best sellers in ASTRONOMY
— not just comets, asteroids and meteors.

That is neat. Makes me amused. And that to ME, is all that matters.

Explosions Notwithstanding, Comet ISON, C/2012 S1, Will NOT Impact Earth, It Is NOT Nibiru.

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>> Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) explodes
>>Oct. 22, 2013.
>> ISON doing well, thank you …
>>Oct. 17, 2013.
>> Comet ISON book makes #1 …
>>July 23, 2013.


A recent report that there was a supposed ‘explosion’ on ISON, C/2012 S1, and then the report yesterday of C/2012 X1’s explosion, has again reignited the year-old mumbo-jumbo that ISON is Nibiru and it is set to destroy the Earth.

This is rank garbage.

The supposed ‘explosion’ on ISON was just a normal gas OUTBURST when a new vent opens up on the surface as it gets closer to the Sun. That is par for the course. Think ice-cube in microwave. It was NOT hit by a large asteroid — which, yes, could have changed its course. ISON’s course has not changed.

On November 2, 2013 as it first crosses the Earth’s orbital path it is going to be a long, long, long, long, long … long way away from Earth — like 1.2 TIMES the Earth-Sun distance! Yes, it is going to be 1.203 AU out. That is 111.8 MILLION MILES (and even further out in stupid Kms). So, no danger there.


Then we have perihelion on Thanksgiving Day.

5 scenarios of what can happen then.

It is after that, hopefully on Boxing Day, that we will have the closest fly-by.

But IF it survives perihelion ‘intact’ it will breeze by 39.9 MILLION MILES AWAY.

Check this.

Click to ENLARGE. From 'ISON for Kids'.

Click to ENLARGE. From ‘ISON for Kids’.

Will Exploding Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR), Coming Behind ISON, Will Beat 17P/Holmes To Be BIGGEST Object In Solar System?

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>> Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) explodes
>>Oct. 22, 2013.
>> ISON doing well, thank you …
>>Oct. 17, 2013.
>> Comet ISON book makes #1 …
>>July 23, 2013.


6.9 year periodic, 17P/Holmes snapped on November 2, 2007 when it was, for a time, the LARGEST known object in the Solar System eclipsing the Sun.

Astronomers are still trying to work out the details.

I have checked all of the obvious places, such as Minor Planet Center (MPC) and NASA. Nothing yet.

IF it overtakes 17P/Holmes to take the record for the LARGEST known object in the Solar System, even if it was only for a few days,
that would be cool.
See below.

I will be on the case.


Click to access ... Available as 99 cent Kindle.

Click to access … Available as 99 cent Kindle.

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I talked about the 17P/Holmes explosion as my #1 bullet in “Comets: 101 Facts & Trivia“.



Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR), Coming Behind ISON, Explodes — 100x Increase In Brightness.

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EXTRACT from ‘Spaceweather.com’.
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From 'spaceweather.com'. Click to access entire post ...

From ‘spaceweather.com’. Click to access entire post …


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Click to access … Available as 99 cent Kindle.

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I talked about the 17P/Holmes explosion as my #1 bullet in “Comets: 101 Facts & Trivia“.


This ‘LINEAR’. C/2012 X1 was discovered after C/2012 S1 — i.e., ISON. ‘S’ vs. ‘X’. This ‘LINEAR’ (and there are a lot of comets discovered by LINEAR) is still in the asteroid belt. It will not make perihelion till February 21, 2014. So it is trailing ISON by 3 months.

Where it was today, per NASA JPL, when it exploded. Click to access JPL page.

Where it was today, per NASA JPL, when it exploded. Click to access JPL page.

As Comet ISON Gets Closer, Two Of My ISON Books Head Amazon’s Comet Section — For PAID Books.

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As Comet ISON Starts To Become ‘Visible’ I Conclude My Work On Comets For Now.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.ISONPrintCover150206
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Related posts:
>> “Comet ISON … The Great Comet”
>>  now in print Aug. 31, 2013.
>> “Comets 101: Facts & Trivia” in print
>>Aug. 8, 2013.
>> ‘Comet ISON for Kids’
>>July 29, 2013.

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Click to access full photo and article at 'Universe Today'.

Click to access full photo and article at ‘Universe Today’.


On September 2, 2013, with 2 days left of my 59th year, I finally managed to achieve everything I wanted to do in terms of Comet ISON, C/2012 S1 (ISON), and comets in general.

I wrote and published 4 books, in both print and eBook form.

I started work on ISON, straight out of the blue, as soon as I read about it, on Thursday, December 29, 2013. Deanna forwarded me an e-mail about the comet that she had received from a cousin. That was the first that I heard of ISON.

The next 247 days were spent working on ISON, albeit with the 6 weeks distraction with the papal transition — during which I cranked out another 5 books, but only one of those in print, the other four as eBooks.

It was a lot of work but fun too. Comets are intriguing. I really enjoyed getting to know them. Yes, I will follow comets with much more ardor in the future.

But, for now I am done with comets (though I am sure I will have to update the comet books for typos).

Going to go back to popes for awhile and also look at other ideas. Also a lot of things around here that I need to catch up on.


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Click to ENLARGE. Just some of the files that went into producing the 4 printed comet books. The eBook ones are easier to do. Have another 4 folders of images!


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The 4 comet books. Amazon updating the listing to include the ‘paperback’ with the Kindle edition for the first book — the print version that went live August 31.


“Comet ISON, C/2012 S1 (ISON) – The Great Comet of 2013” Now Available As A 154-Page Paperback, U.S. $7.50.

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>> “Comets 101: Facts & Trivia” in print
>>Aug. 8, 2013.
>> ‘Comet ISON for Kids’
>>July 29, 2013.

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This was the first Comet ISON book I published, as an eBook,
in April of this year.

At that point I said I will try and get it out as a paperback closer
to the time of the comet’s ETA.

That I have now done.

All 4 of my comets books are now available both in paperback
and eBook form.

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Second paperback I published in the month of August
and the fifth overall in 2013.

Putting this into paperback was a fair amount of work.
In future I think I am going to do the paperback versions first.
Converting from tightly formatted paperback form to
no-format, free-flowing eBook form is easier than the
other way around. But, with the ISON books,
with the comet still hurtling towards us
I wanted to get the eBooks out ASAP.

Well it is done.

Since I am a glutton for punishment I will update the ISON Quick Reference over the next few days.

Then I am done with ISON and astronomy for awhile.

Back to popes. I have promised a lot of folks that I will do
another pope book.

Affirmation Yet Again That My Books Are #1 Amazon Best Sellers PROVIDED They Are Free!

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>> Comet ISON book makes #1 …
>>July 23, 2013.
>> ‘Comets: 101 Facts & Trivia” Free for
>> 5 days — Aug. 22, 2013.

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Click to ENLARGE.  This was from August 24, 2013.

Click to ENLARGE. This was from August 24, 2013.


So this is the second time in 2013 that I have had an Amazon #1 Best Seller — last time exactly a month ago with my Comet ISON book. That time around I had cut the price of the book from $3.99 to 99 cents. This time around, with ‘Comets: 101 Facts & Trivia‘, a 99 cent book, I am giving it away for free — for 5 days.

Amazing. People won’t buy it for 99 cents but will take it if it is free. To be honest I am just happy that people are taking it. I don’t make any money from these books and royalties on 99 cents aren’t enough to even buy a cup of coffee. I am not sure if there is anything that you can buy these days for 37 cents — or at least something that I would want, given that I don’t eat candy or cakes.

But, it is fun.


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“Comets: 101 Facts & Trivia” eBook Available FREE From August 23 to 28, 2013. Read On Any Platform.

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>> “Comets 101: Facts & Trivia” eBook
>>July 18, 2013.
>> ‘Comet ISON for Kids’
>>July 29, 2013.

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August 27 is a rather important day in my life.

So this 5 day have it for FREE is meant to span that day.

It was the day that I left Ceylon (aged 13.9 years) in 1967.

It was my start date at IBM (Hursley) in 1974
(aged 20.9 and armed with my B. Sc. (Hons.)),

though it a Monday that year, was a Bank Holiday in the UK,
and I only reported to work on August 28
— albeit getting paid for the 27th.
[Since this was my very first job of any sort I started my work career getting paid for holiday WITHOUT having worked a single day.]

It is ~ a ‘week’ ahead of my birthday.

So, to celebrate I am giving away this eBook for free.

Check it out. It is a fun book.

Enjoy.