[FPSPACE] Confusion on the Launch Pad
epgrondine at hotmail.com
Sat May 2 13:46:25 EDT 2009
Hi Jens -
>Arguing as you are, Ed, that 298 Baptistina with
>a near-circular orbit is a "captured dead comet"
>comes across, frankly speaking, like a load of bull!
I have no idea how Baptistina got there, nor can
I come up with an exact explanation for how it did.
I've had a stroke, and far far better minds than
mine work on the mechanics of comet capture.
But since none of those people are likely to give you the
time of day...
Baptistina is what it is, a carbonaceous
chondrite. Asteroid formation is increasingly
understood through the studies of meteorites,
and nothing in meteoritics that I know of explains
carbonaceous chondrites having an asteroidal origin.
Thus, since you're looking at a dead comet, I suggest
that you try to come up with Baptistina's capture
mechanism for yourself.
Perhaps it will help you along if I point out to you
the difference in the eccentricities of comets Halley and
SW 3 which you mentioned in your message. If you
can figure out how that difference came about,
then you'll be well on your your way to understanding
Baptistina's capture mechanism.
You might want to start your studies by looking
at long period comets and short period comets,
and the hypothesis concerning the capture
In any case, Jens, your rationalizations have
nothing to do with the impact hazard. Once again
ELEs are due to comets, and we know this
from ELE periodicity.
In closing, Jens, denial is not simply a river
in Egypt. About the only questions I have is why
you're wasting my time with this, and the reasons
for your intensity. A first hypothesis is that you're
a manned Mars enthusiast who thinks that the US
has nothing better to do with its money than fly
a few men to Mars for a few days.
Man and Impact in the Americas
Its a dead comet fragment none the less.
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