.by Anura Guruge
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.
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.