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  • Centauri Vorchan Cruiser with its head blown off?

    NASA Spots Mysterious Space Debris

    Originally posted in rast and rat (not by me):
    > NASA scientists have spotted a mysterious X-shaped debris pattern with
    > trailing streamers of dust that is unlike any image astronomers have
    > seen before.
    > The behavior is not typical of comets, UCLA investigator David Jewitt
    > explains, and researchers believe something unprecedented has been
    > spotted:
    > Pic here:
    > This is quite different from the smooth dust envelopes of normal
    > comets. [...] The filaments are made of dust and gravel, presumably
    > recently thrown out of the nucleus. Some are swept back by radiation
    > pressure from sunlight to create straight dust streaks. Embedded in
    > the filaments are co-moving blobs of dust that likely originated from
    > tiny unseen parent bodies.
    > Across the vastness of space, chances are slim that scientists would
    > have a camera pointed in the right direction and set to capture images
    > at the moment two random asteroids collide. These conditions, it
    > seems, haven't been met until now.
    > If what astronomers believe is correct, NASA's Hubble Space
    > Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 happened to be correctly oriented just
    > as two asteroids slammed into each other 90 million miles away from
    > the Earth.
    > Scientists are guessing the collision happened at speeds over 11,000
    > miles per hour, which is what scientists believe the average speed of
    > asteroid collisions are. (see photo below)
    > It seems that only one asteroid, named P/2010 A2, survived the impact
    > and is seen in the image glowing just outside of the X-debris pattern.
    > It is assumed that the other asteroid disintegrated fully.
    > Astronomers have long assumed that these types of collisions are
    > common, but they've never been directly recorded until now. The join
    > of the X is thought to mark the location where the impact occurred,
    > while the distinctive X-shape was created by debris being swept into
    > tail formations by the pressure of sunlight.
    > Scientists have long noted that the asteroid belt of our solar system
    > contains evidence of ancient collisions. They believe that a similar
    > such collision may have produced an asteroid fragment that became the
    > meteorite that struck the Earth 65 million years ago and caused the
    > mass extinction of the dinosaurs.

    Anybody else think the leading edge looks like a Centauri Vorchan
    Cruiser with its head blown off?
    Mac Breck (KoshN)
    Warner Brothers is Lucy.
    JMS and we fans are collectively Charlie Brown.
    Babylon 5 is the football.

  • #2
    I was expecting one of the asteroids involved to be the 8379 STRACZYNSKI.

    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization we're seeing now.


    • #3
      The larger picture also looks like the main guns of the Excalibar being fired? O.K. maybe I need to get out more(lol).


      • #4
        Think of it as a B5 Rorschach test.
        Mac Breck (KoshN)
        Warner Brothers is Lucy.
        JMS and we fans are collectively Charlie Brown.
        Babylon 5 is the football.