View Full Version : A comet almost wiped out the humans in 1883?

netscape check two
10-19-2011, 04:09 AM
--Did a massive comet almost wipe out humans in 1883?

New research suggests that a giant celestial missile, much like the one that killed off dinosaurs, nearly did the same to humans a century ago

For two days in August 1883, Mexican astronomer Jose Bonilla was the lone witness to 450 heavenly objects passing across the face of the sun, each one surrounded by a glowing mist. When Bonilla later published his findings in the French journal L'Astronomie, his editor dismissed the phenomenon as flecks of dust or bugs obscuring Bonilla's telescope. But now, a new study by researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico offers a different, sobering take: The objects Bonilla saw were actually fragments of a massive comet that narrowly missed Earth. Here's what you should know:

How big were these heavenly bodies?
Big. At the small end, they were 164 feet across. The biggest were 2.5 miles wide. Each one was exponentially more powerful than an atomic bomb. What's more, "the parent comet must originally have tipped the scale at a billion tons or more," says Technology Review. That's quite similar in mass to the celestial object suspected of killing off the dinosaurs when it struck the Earth 65 million years ago.

Why do scientists suspect it was a giant comet that Bonilla saw?
Comets are "the only bodies in the solar system" that have a "bright mistiness" similar to what Bonilla witnessed, say the study's authors. "Our working hypothesis is that what Bonilla observed in 1883 was a highly fragmented comet, in an approach almost flush to the Earth's surface."

Why was Bonilla the only one to see it?
Because the objects came close to Earth anywhere from 373 to 4,970 miles an obscuring called "parallax" occurred, says Wired's Mark Brown. Essentially, only certain regions of the Earth lined up with both the sun and the comet fragments much in the same way that only certain locales are able to view a lunar eclipse. In this case, northern India and southeast Asia are among the only other places where people might have seen what Bonilla witnessed and they "weren't exactly astronomy hotspots in 1883."

Was the comet really that dangerous?
Yes. If these fragments had hit our planet, we probably wouldn't be here. In 1908, an object of similar size smashed into Russia, in what history has dubbed the Tunguska event. The blast was "1,000 times more powerful than an atomic bomb," says Brown. If Bonilla's observations were correct, then the Earth could have seen "3,275 Tunguska events in two days," says one of the new study's authors "probably an extinction event."

Sources: Daily Mail, Technology Review, Wired


Soul Controller
10-21-2011, 08:03 AM
i saw a great piece on this yesterday//

comets are electro magnetic in nature (not ice and rock )

in the same month an island volcano erupted, and destroyed it...


10-21-2011, 08:28 AM
why do you keep saying that comets are electromagnetic and not made of rock and ice? Are you suggesting they can't be both? Are you suggesting they have no mass? Are you an imbecile?

10-21-2011, 08:36 AM
I say this because you seem to think electromagnetism has physical properties, which as you know, is absurd.

Soul Controller
10-21-2011, 09:50 AM


youtube electric universe theory

will explain it much better than i can in words

or check the i am dillusional thread

10-21-2011, 10:35 AM
so, you fully admit to being completely ignorant on the subject

not everything is a conspiracy

almost nothing on youtube is fact

comets are made of ice, and can INFLUENCE electromagnetism

end of story

10-21-2011, 10:36 AM
stop making these dumb fucks dumber

Soul Controller
10-21-2011, 10:41 AM
did u watch the videos?i guess not, or you wouldnt have still said ice LOL

wtf conspiracy theory? wtf..

this is to do with science..

either you do cutting edge science (like the thunderbolts youtube channel, who work very closely with TESLA's Group/TEAM TESLA, you do know who tesla was???)

or you do mainstream science, which is decades behind reality..
the second video clearly showed and prooved that

as i said, their electrical(magnetic) in nature.. no ice..

you need to update your own knowledge, instead of calling people names.

i could talk on it more, in detail, but if you dont know the basics of the electric universe theory(which also prooves that einsteins theory on gravity is off.. as prooved recently by the CERN TEAM, even tho they made that discovery in 2007)

whats the point?

Soul Controller
10-21-2011, 10:46 AM
educate yourself


10-21-2011, 10:50 AM

first sentence

A comet is an icy small Solar System body (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Solar_System_body)

obviously i don't need to watch your misleading videos, now shut the fuck up

electromagntism has no mass, comets do

go back to actual school

10-21-2011, 10:52 AM
stop posting youtube videos and telling me to "educate myself"

Soul Controller
10-21-2011, 10:59 AM
school? why should i get dumber?

i prefer cutting edge science.

lol at using wiki to proove a point,

rather than words from SCIENTISTS who are descendents of the work of the greatest scientist of all times.. TESLA

never realised you was this ignorant.. luls you dont need to watch a video, cos your own beliefs know. HAAHAAA

Soul Controller
10-21-2011, 11:01 AM
I posted a youtube channel. thunderboltsproject (google them, see the amazing breakthroughs they have made)

they have websites too,. but its ok.. you stick with outdated theories..

sorry that i wanted you to have a better understading of this, from a scientific viewpoint..

you cant help those, who dont help themselves.

10-21-2011, 11:06 AM
you keep mentioning science when it is clear you don't understand the simplest scientific principles such as the fact that electromagnetism is a force and not a physical substance

10-21-2011, 11:10 AM
In July 2005, the Deep Impact (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Impact_%28spacecraft%29) probe blasted a crater on Comet Tempel 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9P/Tempel) to study its interior. The mission yielded results suggesting that the majority of a comet's water ice is below the surface, and that these reservoirs feed the jets of vaporised water that form the coma of Tempel 1.[69] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet#cite_note-68) Renamed EPOXI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPOXI), it made a flyby of Comet Hartley 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/103P/Hartley) on 4 November 2010.

no ice or rock huh?

I suppose they aren't real scientists huh?

Soul Controller
10-25-2011, 03:17 AM
mainstream science is dumbed down, im sure your aware of this.. cutting edge science/discoveries dont get passed down the system(let alone be part of the education system) for atleast 15-20 years.

take any subject.. what you learn about it at school. is contradicted by the time you get masters/phd in it.

Im not saying the science/scientists are wrong,. its just outdated.

i would have came proper correct, if you didnt come at me with the lameness, trying to throw insults.. but its cool. i know you didnt even check the links..

so is their any point?

stay back a few years..

Soul Controller
10-25-2011, 03:18 AM
BTW, its PLASMA, not ice.

10-25-2011, 06:39 AM
by the way, you just proved yourself an idiot and a liar.

10-25-2011, 06:47 AM
so did the updated scientific theory change again in a week?

We went from ice and rock, to electromagnetism to plasma...

cutting edge stuff!

so glad I have an informed/enlightened thinker reminding me of all this nonsense

10-25-2011, 06:50 AM
why don't you just bite the bullet and admit you don't know shit about shit and stop embarrassing yourself