MILLENNIUM GROUP" MARS/76P ENCOUNTER UPDATE 9 JUNE 2000
So have we seen indications or evidence of an encounter between Mars and 76P, you ask? I stand up and shout YES! And I will add - It's a frightening supposition.
JPL SPACE CALENDAR: Jun 05 - Comet West-Kohoutek-Ikemura Near-Mars Flyby (0.0431 AU)
|6/5/00 9:02:32 AM Pacific Daylight
Kent: Something is beginning to appear over the northern pole of Mars. It may be 76P. We'll have to wait and see what develops... Very Best Regards, Colonel Ervin
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SLEUTHS: Looking for updates. Will be excited to see Mars when it appears on C3.
FACT: NASA representatives have officially said that when and/or if an object (primarily an asteroid) is estimated to pass within 30,000 miles of the earth, it can be considered to be an "IMMINENT HIT"!
FACT: On May 28-29th of this year (2000) the comet 76P West-Kohoutek-Ikemura will pass less than 30,000 miles to Mars according to the information made available to us. THIS IS A CONSERVATIVE FIGURE!
ADDITIONAL INFO AND REBUTTAL: the smallest distance between the comet and Mars will occur on June 5
WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN? LOOK HERE
Most Strange from 6/4/00 14:18 C3 (note, no CCD "wings." Is this Mars, Kohoutek or BOTH?)
IS MARS CHEWING BUBBLE GUM?
EDITOR: Kohoutek was a durned strange comet, even in 1973. Back then it got close enough to the sun to blow a huge tail, but, noooOOoooo. Some called it the "bubble-gum comet." We even had rumors that Kohoutek made weird angular course-corrections. A comet at all? Who knows, after all we are talking about the days of Timothy, Baba Ram Das, Frank Zappa and Cosmos-Sagan.
|Date: 3/12/00 1:40:03 PM Pacific Standard Time: I thought I would forward the simulation I put together using Red Shift 3 regarding the near passage/impact of West Kohoutek Ishimura in the near future......finding mass and photos as you mentioned has been unsuccessful on my part. Perhaps you can use this...or if you would like, I can plot from many different perspectives. The attachment is the observation from the comet's surface as it passes Mars. There are too many unknowns about something that has been around this long. It does come into gravitational influence areas for Mars moon trajectory....I still don;t know the size of this thing! Either way one looks at it....it is really close! Take Care Regards Tom Gaynier|
6/3/00 MARS/KOHOUTEK ALERT
Here comes Mars on the C3, now where is Kohoutek? Yet to show? Already diverted or sucked up?
MAGNETIC STORM POTENTIAL
From: email@example.com (New Millennium)
Date: 5/31/00 10:52:34 AM Pacific Daylight Time
Depending on velocity, direction and proximity of 76P/West comet in relationship to the planet Mars, is it not extremely possible that the gravity well of Mars may slingshot the comet into a new orbital path and boost it's velocity in the same manner in which we used the planetary gravity well of Venus to slingshot the Cassini probe toward Jupiter? If so, and depending on it's escape velocity, (if it escapes Mars) how close of an encounter might 76P/West potentially have with Venus a few weeks later? Could a Mars-Venus double bank-shot (and the Sun's influence) result re-aiming the comet towards earth? I would think it would be a one in a million chance, but a remote possibility all the same. Just asking? IMAGE
Date: 6/2/00 10:10:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time
I would consider this highly unlikely, unless the comet has been course corrected to hit things exactly as required. It would require a somewhat unlikely encounter with Mars to redirect toward Venus, followed by a highly unlikely additional redirect from Venus to the Earth. The probability of both happening is the product of the the probability of either happening.
I consider the likelihood of Mars redirecting it to Earth as much more likely, of approximately the same probability as it being redirected toward Venus alone. And since you no longer need another improbable redirect, the likelihood should be much greater for a direct Mars to Earth path then for Mars to Venus to Earth.
The Millennium group at http://www.millenngroup.com/repository/planetary/mars4.html has proposed that the comet could pull Phobos out of orbit toward the Earth:
"You state that the comet will be closest to Mars on June 5th, 2000. If Phobos is pulled out of it's orbit, could it be the 'Great King of Terror'? It means 'terror' in Greek."
But I consider that much less likely then the comet itself could get redirected toward the earth, Nostrodamus notwithstanding.
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