Thursday, July 21, 2011

Comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin) replaced with brown dwarf

"What if we replace comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin) by brown dwarf with mass about 0.05 of Solar mass? This video demonstrate time interval from 2000 to 2020 years. As you can see, dramatic changes in the orbit of Saturn would have started 3 years ago. But at this time all planets are on it's nominal orbits. I think myth about "brown dwarf instead comet Elenin" is debunked."

Lots of low ratings for this video, I bet because it seems boring. But anyone who has done orbital simulations or orrery work knows how shocking these changes are. If this were to occur here, it would be an utter disaster, but also pretty damn cool. Almost worth it!

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