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Chick this out:
Asteroid Eltanin Fell into the Antarctic Ocean / NAO
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http://www.astroarts.co.jp/news/1997/12/971204NAO2/nao-j.html [More Results From: www.astroarts.co.jp]
Eltanin (T-AK-270) was launched on 16 January 1957 by Avondale Marine Ways,
Inc., Avondale, La. She was turned over to
Military Sea Transportation Service in October 1957 for operation in a noncommissioned status. On 23 August 1962 her
classification was changed to T-AGOR-8.
ELTANIN (Gamma Draconis). Because it was the pole star during a time
Egypt, Thuban is the most famed star of Draco, the Dragon, and justly received Bayer's
Alpha designation even though at bright fourth magnitude it is hardly the constellation's
brightest star. That honor goes to bright second magnitude (2.23) Eltanin in the Dragon's
head, which nevertheless was called Gamma even though notably brighter (by half a
magnitude) than the other bright star of the head, Rastaban, which became Beta. The
star's importance, however, is seen in its name, which stands for the whole constellation,
from Arabic meaning "the serpent." The star is prominent for several other reasons as
well. It is the closest bright star to the "winter" side of the "solstitial colure," the circle in
the sky that passes through the poles and winter and summer solstices, the star lying
almost exactly 75 degrees north of the winter solstice in Sagittarius. Eltanin's high
northerly position also takes it nearly through the zenith, the point overhead, as seen from
London, causing it to acquire the now obscure name "zenith star." As a result the star
was heavily studied. In attempting to find stellar parallax, the annual shift in stellar
position caused by the shifting position of the orbiting Earth (from which we get stellar
distance), in 1728 James Bradley discovered in "aberration of starlight," which is caused
by the velocity of the moving Earth relative to the speed of the light coming from the star.
The discovery once and for all proved that Copernicus was right and that the Earth truly
does move around the central Sun. Eltanin is also moving toward us, and will make a
close pass at a distance of 28 light years 1.5 million years from now, when it will be the
brightest star in the sky and will rival our current Sirius. Physically, Eltanin is a cool (4000
Kelvin) class K orange giant shining from 148 light years away with a luminosity 600
times that of the Sun, its only marked characteristic a slightly low iron abundance.
Calculations from the temperature and luminosity as well as from the measured angular
diameter agree that the star is 50 times the solar diameter, a bit over half the size of
Mercury's orbit. As a giant it is dying, its days of core hydrogen fusion long over.
Beginning life as a star with a mass about 1.7 times that of the Sun, it is now probably
slowly increasing in brightness as it prepares to fire its internal helium.
Betrifft: "Nature"-Publication: "Geological record and reconstruction of
the late Pliocene impact of the Eltanin
asteroid in the Southern Ocean" (Erscheint am 27.11.1997, 6658, vol. 390, S. 357-363)
Eltanin Asteriod impact: http://www-geology.ucdavis.edu/~GEL3/Plioceneimpact.html
This is important: forward to Charlie at Elfrad: http://www.volcano.si.edu/gvp/volcano/region13/pacif_s/unnamed1/var.htm
|Subj:||Sleuth: more on Eltanin Antenna|
|Date:||7/24/01 12:35:23 PM Pacific Daylight Time|
|Kent: I had the Eltanin Antenna at my
back when Raphiem first analyzed it's location at mission-ignition.tripod.com.
Then when Whitley covered the story at Undiscovered Country, I had already
studied the related links.
This is the most I could find related to Eltanin. Yet another antenna was found in Alcocebre, but most likely no photos exist. BUT: either way, it HAS to be the antenna metal can't be scratched. (Just like Roswell UFO metals?) I already asked Bruce Cathie: he said he didn't know of any other photos of Eltanin-type antennas.
That LUMMI ISLAND slant oughta hit real close to home, eh, Kent? That egg thing baffled me. I'll keep looking for EGG stuff.
I have the coordinates for the original Eltanin antenna, if anyone can't find them fast enough.
UFO sighting in Alcocebre 07/26/1970:
Eltanin-type antenna found in Alcocebre ('Four on the Floor' section):
Eltanin-type antenna found in Alcocebre (In Spanish):
Tenthmuse link mentioned Lummi Island.
EGG object in Lummi Island, Washington: