Comet Elenin (C/2010X1) was discovered in December of 2010 on a course headed for the Earth and the Sun. Orbital calculations indicated that it would round the Sun in mid-October of this year. Doomsday scenarios about what the comet would do when it got close to the Earth quickly flooded the internet. NASA’s phone lines were buzzing. While its closest approach to the Earth would only be 22 million miles (90 times the distance to the moon) it was nevertheless, supposed to somehow adversely affect the Earth’s gravity; and it was associated with the mysterious Sumerian planet Nibiru and the Mayan end of the world date of December 21, 2012 (Long Count). For archeologists who are familiar with both the Sumerian and Mayan records these associations involve twisting of what the ancient records actually say.
No need to argue or worry because Comet Elenin is in the process of self-destructing. On August 20, 2011 the three-mile wide comet’s brightness suddenly dropped by 50% indicating that the comet was breaking up and disintegrating. On August 27th amateur astronomers in the southern hemisphere took pictures that showed two very large pieces of Comet Elenin’s icy nucleus had broken off. It is now doubtful anything of Comet Elenin will survive perihelion, its closest approach to the Sun in mid-October. Smaller comets often disintegrate when approaching the Sun.
For more information on comets, what different types of comet impacts can do, and a scientific look at the series of comet impacts the Bible’s Book of Revelation prophesizes for the end times, see the book THE COMETS OF GOD. www.thecometsofgod.com.