Photo credit NASA.
Date of sighting: August 1, 2011
Location of sighting: 7 million km behind the STEREO spacecraft
What is the significance of this comet to UFOs you ask? Perhaps you remember that in May of 2011 when reports were published by China’s space agency, Sergio Toscano, director for Astronomical Research in Missions, said that behind the comet Elenin could be approaching a UFO.
“Behind the comet, discovered in December last year, Chinese scientists say that is something they called cluster, which means globular cluster, or perhaps alien spacecraft,” said Toscano.
According to the report quotes the astronomer mission, the space body would be found in the comet’s tail and was analyzed after the mysterious signals that came off of an unknown formation “strange and obscure.”
In the words of Toscano, the Chinese have said that the spacecraft is stationed in the same place for ninety days, ”before that looked like it was coming from an extraterrestrial civilization,” said Argentine scientist.
According to the Daily Chronicle, this phenomenon was corroborated by Rosie Redfiel, the new director of the Program of NASA’s Astrobiology. ”But when NASA began to make calculations and projections of orbit of the comet, they realized that something was wrong and the first thing they did was remove the website which provided information on this issue,” said Toscano.
====================Below NASA says this about the Elenin images of August 2011============================
“As Comet Elenin passed to within just 7 million kilometers of the STEREO (Behind) spacecraft, NASA rolled the spacecraft to take a look at it (Aug. 1, 2011) with its wide angle HI-2 instrument. Though the observation lasted only a little over an hour, the fuzzy looking comet can be seen moving across a small portion of the sky. STEREO will be taking these one-hour observations every day through August 12. The comet is seen by the HI-2 telescope between August 1-5, and by the higher resolution HI-1 telescope between August 6-12. From August 15 onward, the comet enters the HI-1 telescope’s nominal field of view, at which time we should enjoy continuous viewing of the comet. Over time, we expect the comet to be visible in the SOHO C3 coronagraph on September 23 for six days and possibly STEREO’s COR2 coronagraph as well between August 20 and September 1. The closest the comet will come to Earth is 0.23 AU (Astronomical Units), or approximately 34-million
kilometers, so it poses no threat to us. We will attempt to keep this page updated with the latest observations.
We do expect the comet to appear to become significantly brighter over the next few days as it gets closer to the Sun-spacecraft line as a consequence of a process known as foward-scattering. STEREO-B, which is far from Earth, happens to see this “back-lighting” effect as a consequence of its location relative to the comet, and is not indicative of a sudden change in the comet itself.
Russian astronomer Leonid Elenin discovered the comet last December at International Scientific Optical Network’s robotic observatory near Mayhill, New Mexico.
From Earth, presently the comet is a faint smudge of light in deep sky exposures. By late August comet Elenin could be visible to the naked eye as a dim “fuzzy star” with a tail.”
Credit NASA Elenin video/image updates:http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/item.php?id=selects&iid=154
☯ Scott C. Waring wrote “UFO Sightings of 2006-2009” and “Dragons of Asgard.” ☯