Thursday, February 04, 2010

Astronomers stumped - More images of that puzzling Object

closeups of that image that is puzzling astronomers :

Object has left scientists puzzled; it is NOT a comet streaking through space. It was first spotted early January 2010 so astronomers turned the Hubble telescope on it to get these close up images.
The object — named P/2010 A2 — is of a type never before seen by stargazers and orbits in a satellite belt between Mars and Jupiter. Despite its tail they have ruled out it being a comet, as there is no gas in its trail.
Explanation: What is this strange object? First discovered on ground based LINEAR images on January 6, the object (now named P/2010 A2) appeared unusual enough to investigate further with the Hubble Space Telescope last week. What Hubble saw indicates that P/2010 A2 is unlike any object ever seen before. At first glance, the object appears to have the tail of a comet. Close inspection, however, shows a 140-meter nucleus offset from the tail center, very unusual structure near the nucleus, and no discernable gas in the tail

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Anonymous said...

Good news is, its a survey ship!

The bad news is, its leaving quickly before the commencement of demolition in preparance for the 2012 hyperspace cup challange.

Dr Reason said...

More detail in above link. is a nifty site btw.

Anonymous said...

If you haven't already seen this, this video could offer an explanation. There are two other parts of the video, quite fascinating! Motherships orbiting earth in deep space..

Anonymous said...

It's a collision of two asteroids.

Anonymous said...

It's planet X Nibiru :)

Anonymous said...

Maybe its some poor bugger in a supped-up toyota!!!

Anonymous said...

In the last days , many signs and wonders.

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