C/2010 X1 (a.k.a. “Elenin”) Has Broken Up and Will Not Reach Perihelion Intact

  The following is from spaceweather.com, posted on August 29, 2011- “SO MUCH FOR DOOMSDAY: Comet Elenin (C/2010 X1), widely known for inaccurate reports of its threat to Earth, appears to be breaking apart. Observations by amateur astronomer Michael Mattiazzo of Castlemaine, Australia show a rapid dimming and elongation of the comet’s nucleus akin to that of Comet LINEAR … Continue reading

The Final 1000 Days: Observations on a Dying World Made by One of Its Inhabitants

Original entry date: 3-30-2010             997 days   Made progress toward finishing a shelter. Will be smaller than hoped for with less shielding, but at least we’ll have something.   Feeling a bit overwhelmed. Lots to do, lots to think about, and I have to continue with the everyday thing as well.   I am looking forward … Continue reading

The Final 1000 Days: Observations On a Dying World, Made By One of Its Inhabitants

07/11/2011              529 days As the days pass, I’ll attempt to import the previous postings in this journal. I have now made a more permanent platform here… and I hope that I’ll be able to make a mark! The time that has passed since March 27, 2010 is so little in the grand scheme. but packed … Continue reading