73 P Schwassmann-Wachmann 3


The last photo is from February 28, 2006

updated 8-8-06


Space Weather News for April 7, 2006

Dying comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 continues to break apart. Astronomers are tracking at least 20 fragments approaching Earth for a harmless but beautiful close encounter in May.

In particular, fragment B of the comet has brightened 15-fold since April 2nd. This signals a possible breakup of "73P-B" into even more fragments.  Amateur astronomers with backyard telescopes and CCD cameras can monitor the ongoing disintegration.  Visit for sky maps, images more information.

The graph above is dated as of 4/5/06

The comet has broken up into this many pieces so far.

Fragment B of dying comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 has split in two. Using a 4-inch refracting telescope, Mike Holloway of Arkansas photographed the pair last night as they passed the 5th magnitude star chi Bootes:

"If they were going to hit something, would they be the Killer Bees?" jokes Holloway. No worries. Fragment B and all the other pieces of comet 73P will be at least 6 million miles away when they pass Earth in mid-May, close enough for a fantastic view, but no impact.

Other astronomers have photographed the breakup as well:

Hubble Provides Spectacular Detail of a Comet's Breakup
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Hubble Space Telescope is providing astronomers with extraordinary views of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3. The fragile comet is rapidly disintegrating as it approaches the Sun. Hubble images have uncovered many more fragments than have been reported by ground-based observers. These observations provide an unprecedented opportunity to study the demise of a comet nucleus. The comet is currently a chain of over three dozen separate fragments, named alphabetically, stretching across the sky by several times the angular diameter of the Moon. Hubble caught two of the fragments (B and G) shortly after large outbursts in activity. Hubble shows several dozen "mini-comets” trailing behind each main fragment, probably associated with the ejection of house-sized chunks of surface material. Deep-freeze relics of the early solar system, cometary nuclei are porous and fragile mixes of dust and ices that can break apart due to the thermal, gravitational, and dynamical stresses of approaching the Sun. Whether any of the many fragments survive the trip around the Sun remains to be seen in the weeks ahead.

Credit for Hubble Images: NASA, ESA, H. Weaver (JHU/APL), M. Mutchler and Z. Levay (STScI)

Credit for the Ground-Based Image: G. Rhemann and M. Jager

Sky maps: April 23, April 24, April 25.

COMET NEWS:  4-26-06 

Dying comet 73P/Schwassmann Wachmann 3 is falling apart with a vengeance. Even the fragments are fragmenting. Last night University of Arizona astronomer Carl Hergenrother took this picture of Fragment G, which is now a swarm of more than 15 pieces:

As the comet crumbles, fresh veins of ice and dust are exposed to sunlight, causing the pieces to brighten. Fragment G (mag. 12) is still too faint for most backyard telescopes, but Fragment B (mag. 9) is an easy target--and it is undergoing a similar disruption event. To see it, point your telescope toward the constellation Corona Borealis in the eastern sky an hour or so after sunset: sky map.

Hubble captures the shattering of a comet

  Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 breaks up into more than 33 fragments.

(CNN) -- NASA and the European Space agency have released new images from the Hubble Space Telescope showing the dramatic breakup of comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3. The comet's nucleus has shattered into more than 33 pieces, and is likely to continue to disintegrate.

Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 goes around the sun every 5.4 years, and is on course to make the closest approach of this orbit on June 7. Along the way, it will pass 7.27 million miles (11.7 million kilometers) from Earth on May 12. No piece is projected to hit Earth.

European astronomers captured a series of still images of the fragmentation using an instrument aboard the Hubble called the Advanced Camera for Surveys. They assembled those images into a time-lapse movie that shows the breakup in the kind of detail not possible with ground-based telescopes. Astronomers say the smallest pieces of comet visible in the Hubble images are probably the size of a house. (Watch the comet shatter in the depths of space -- 1:05)

The comet was discovered by German astronomers Arnold Schwassmann and Arno Arthur Wachmann in 1930. Astronomers observed its initial breakup into four pieces in 1995.

Comets are "dirty snowballs," chunks of ice and rock left over from the formation of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago, scientists say. They circle the sun in irregular orbits, moving as far away as the outer fringes of the solar system before swinging back in.

[Editor's note: Astronomer/physicist James McCanney disputes this statement]  See:

When comets get close to the sun, they heat up. Trapped gases inside the nucleus expand and sometimes explode out. Particularly energetic "jets" of gas can blow a comet apart, or make it vulnerable to the forces of gravity as it passes by planets or the Sun.

Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 is not the first comet astronomers have watched shatter. Shoemaker-Levy 9 was ripped to pieces by the gravity of the planet Jupiter in July 1992, made a final pass around the sun, and then slammed into Jupiter's atmosphere nearly two years later.

Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Weaver (APL/JHU), M. Mutchler and Z. Levay (STScI)

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Comet 73-P is going to meet up with the Herculid meteor shower: 

The tau Herculid meteor shower has not shown any appreciable activity since 1930. However, it is associated with Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, a Jupiter-family comet that split in 1995. The fragments will pass near the Earth on 2006 May 13, and could produce an outburst of the tau Herculid shower. However, by considering both meteoroids released during the splitting event and on previous perihelion passages back to 1801, we find no evidence for enhanced activity from this shower in 2006. This is a result partly of the dynamics of the parent comet, which suffers frequent close encounters with Jupiter, and partly of the location and timing of the splitting event, which produces a distribution of meteoroids that does not approach the Earth particularly closely. In fact, we show that the 1930 observations date from one of the few expected appearances of the tau Herculid shower and predict that detectable activity will be produced in 2022 and 2049.


[Editors note: Evidently, those of you who will live that long - will see even a better show than us old folks!]

The table below shows close-Earth approaches by NEOs (Near-Earth Objects) sorted by minimum possible distance.
Only those close approaches within 0.1 AU occurring on or after 2006-May-02 UT 
Column headings described below
Close-Approach Date
Miss Distance

Miss Distance



  73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BD  2006-May-11 21:53 ±   11:11 33.7/0.0867 0.0/0.0001 14.79 14.78 3 n/a
      (2006 HX57) 2006-May-06 14:35 ±   00:12 3.0/0.0076 2.9/0.0075 10.74 10.71 213 25.0
      (2006 HU50) 2006-May-04 14:07 ± < 00:01 3.8/0.0098 3.8/0.0098 6.41 6.36 680 24.6
      (2006 GY2) 2006-May-16 04:31 ±   00:03 6.7/0.0171 6.6/0.0171 19.35 19.34 882 18.7
      (2003 YN107) 2006-Jun-10 10:13 ± < 00:01 8.7/0.0223 8.7/0.0223 2.42 2.37 5.13e+05 26.3
      (2004 DC) 2006-Jun-03 19:56 ± < 00:01 10.1/0.0259 10.1/0.0259 12.46 12.45 2.97e+04 18.0
  73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AD  2006-May-15 23:40 ± 1_07:05 23.0/0.0592 11.3/0.0290 14.38 14.38 16.6 n/a
      (2006 HH56) 2006-May-02 21:04 ±   00:01 12.3/0.0317 12.3/0.0316 15.11 15.11 451 24.0
  73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AK  2006-May-15 01:36 ±   23:39 23.4/0.0602 12.6/0.0324 14.54 14.54 5.81 n/a
  73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BM  2006-May-16 07:42 ±   05:26 21.5/0.0552 12.8/0.0328 14.15 14.15 25.5 n/a
  73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AX  2006-May-17 08:24 ±   08:01 19.5/0.0502 13.4/0.0344 14.17 14.17 7.24 n/a
  73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BL  2006-May-16 05:52 ±   04:57 22.1/0.0569 13.5/0.0346 14.39 14.39 28.8 n/a

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PHOTO OP:  On May 7th, the biggest fragment of dying comet 73P/Schwassmann Wachmann 3 will glide by the Ring Nebula in Lyra.  The view through backyard telescopes should be wonderful. This is an opportunity for astrophotographers to take some rare photos of a comet and a planetary nebula side by side.

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North Alabamians Can View Rare Comet May 12-13; 
NASA Astronomer to Discuss Best Viewing at May 10 Media Briefing

Steve Roy
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)

Media advisory: 06-063

What: To preview a disintegrating comet that will be viewable from North Alabama in mid-May, NASA astronomer Bill Cooke from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will speak with the media May 10 about this unique phenomenon. The 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 – the 73rd recognized periodic comet in our solar system -- will be viewable to North Alabama residents using a telescope or binoculars during the first couple of weeks in May.

Discovered in 1930, the comet comes nearest to the Earth every 5 years. In 1995, the comet began to disintegrate. As of March 2006, at least 40 different fragments of the comet are known to be flying through the solar system. These fragments are expected to fly closest to the Earth around May 12, at a distance of approximately 7.3 million miles -- about 30 times the distance from Earth to the moon.

Cooke and other astronomers will be watching the bright comet fragments to calculate their various trajectories for future years. The fragments can be seen low in the northeastern sky beginning around 11:30 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 12, with the best viewing at 4 a.m., Saturday, May 13, in the eastern sky, said Cooke.

Who: Bill Cooke, meteor shower forecaster in the Marshall Center's Engineering Directorate

When: 10 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 10

Where: Marshall Center Bldg. 4200 Press Room

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact Steve Roy of the Marshall Public and Employee Communications Office at (256) 544-0034. Media must report to the Redstone Joint Visitor Control Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road/Research Park Boulevard. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Bldg. 4200 on the southwest side.

Space Weather News for May 10, 2006

HERE THEY COME: More than 60 fragments of dying comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 are racing toward Earth. There's no danger of a collision. At closest approach on May 12th through 16th, the mini-comets will be 6 million miles away.

That is close enough, however, for a marvelous view through backyard telescopes.  Many of the fragments are themselves crumbling, producing clouds of gas and dust mixed with boulder-sized debris. As some fragments fade, others brighten, surprising onlookers. It's an amazing display.

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Crumbling comet may spark future meteors

Astronomers study how Comet SW-3’s debris will affect show in 2022

This infrared image of Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3, 
based on readings taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope 
from May 4 to 6, shows at least distinct 36 fragments

By Robert Roy Britt
Senior space writer
Updated: 3:48 p.m. ET May 10, 2006

A new and detailed view of a crumbling comet will help astronomers figure out how strong a predicted meteor shower in 2022 will be.

Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, or just SW-3, began fracturing in 1995. The breakup has accelerated in recent weeks as the comet again approaches the sun, as it does every 5.3 years.

Spitzer has returned an infrared image of the scene, revealing three dozen chunks in addition to a broad stripe in the sky created by smaller pebbles and dust. The material glows in infrared because it is heated by the sun.

On each orbit around the sun, the comet lays down a new debris stream along a slightly different path. Each stream spreads out over time. When Earth passes near the comet's dusty trails every year, bits of debris burn up in our atmosphere, creating a minor meteor shower called the Tau Herculids.

In 2022, a recent study concluded, Earth is expected to cross closer to the comet's main trails, potentially producing a heavier meteor shower. Another spike could occur in 2049.

Caltech scientist William Reach, who led the Spitzer observations, said they might change expectations for 2022.

Reach said it is unlikely the 2022 event will be a major one like the spectacular Leonid meteor showers in recent years.

"But the door's open," Reach said in a telephone interview

He said the big chunks coming off the comet move backward before dispersing, something that is not predicted in existing computer models. So to forecast what Earth will plow through in 2022 will now require some reworking of the models. Images and data of the comet provided recently by the Hubble Space Telescope will also go into that effort, he said.

It could take a year or more to do the detailed new simulations, Reach said.

Meanwhile, backyard skywatchers have been tracking the comet's disintegration, and there are a few days left to catch the view.

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Houston, she's breaking up

Friday, 12 May 2006 

Fragment B of Comet 73P/ Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 and some of the mini-comets that have broken off (Image: Subaru Telescope)
Giant telescopes around the world are capturing more spectacular views of the near-Earth disintegration of Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3.

The comet is now comprised of scores of fragments and zillions of tinier pieces.

A new infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope of the unfolding destruction captures what looks like a line of steam engines following a common cosmic track.

Each 'engine' is a comet fragment boiling away plumes of dust and gas as they are blasted by the solar wind.

The track the fragments are following is a line of Sun-warmed comet debris, dust and fine sand, that the comet left in space on its previous 5.4-year cycles around the Sun.

"We hadn't seen that with this comet," says astronomer Michael Kelley, a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and member of the team that made the Spitzer telescope observations.

"It's been suspected because it's associated with a meteor shower."

Comet debris streams linked to specific comets, like that seen in the Spitzer image, are the cause of many regular, predictable meteor showers.

When Earth ploughs through the debris at the same point of its orbit each year, the debris burns up in our atmosphere, creating a meteor shower.

Following the debris trail

The astronomers are hoping that by measuring the brightness of the extent of the debris trail, which can't be see in visible light, they can find out whether most of the comet vaporises from evaporating ice, the house-sized chunks seen in recent Hubble Space Telescope images, or by way of meteor-sized debris seen in the Spitzer images.

"We suspect that every comet goes through an episode like this," says Kelley of those comets that don't die by plunging into the Sun or into a planet.

It's the details that have been elusive, and why Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3's break-up so conveniently near Earth is getting so much attention.

Yesterday, for instance, some brand new visible light images of the comet from 3 May were released by astronomers who caught the disintegration drama with the 8.2-metre Subaru Telescope in Hawaii.

"Compared to observations five days before by VLT [the Very Large Telescope, in Chile], we see some more parts coming off," says Dr Catherine Ishida of the
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, which operates the Subaru Telescope on Mauna Kea.

One Subaru close-up of the wake of the comet's 'Fragment B' shows distinct miniature comets dropping away in the wake. Subaru astronomers have counted 13 such mini-comets.

Big telescopes will continue to take turns looking at the comet when there is time and until the comet is too close to the Sun for the telescopes to look without damaging their instruments.

Ishida says each new view tells another part of the story.

"The key thing is that the comet is changing rapidly," she says.

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X-rays Fly as Cracking Comet Streaks Across the Sky


Date Released: Friday, May 12, 2006
Source: Goddard Space Flight Center

Scientists using NASA's Swift satellite have detected X-rays from a comet that is now passing the Earth and rapidly disintegrating on what could be its final orbit around the sun.

Swift's observations provide a rare opportunity to investigate several ongoing mysteries about comets and our solar system, and hundreds of scientists have tuned in to the event.

The comet, called 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, is visible with even a small, backyard telescope. Peak brightness is expected next week, when it comes within 7.3 million miles of Earth, or about 30 times the distance to the Moon. There is no threat to Earth, however.

This is the brightest comet ever detected in X-rays. The comet is so close that astronomers are hoping to determine not only the composition of the comet but also of the solar wind. Scientists think that atomic particles that comprise the solar wind interact with comet material to produce X-rays, a theory that Swift might prove true.

Three world-class X-ray observatories now in orbit---NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, the European-led XMM-Newton, and the Japanese-led Suzaku---will observe the comet in the coming weeks. Like a scout, Swift has provided information to these larger facilities about what to look for. This type of observation can only take place in the X-ray waveband.

"The Schwassmann-Wachmann comet is a comet like no other," said Scott Porter of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., part of the Swift observation team. "During its 1996 passage it broke apart. Now we are tracking about three dozen fragments. The X-rays being produced provide information never before revealed."

The situation is reminiscent of the Deep Impact probe, which penetrated comet Tempel 1 about a year ago. This time, nature itself has broken the comet. Because Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 is much closer to both the Earth and the sun than Tempel 1 was, it currently appears about 20 times brighter in X-rays. Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 passes Earth about every five years. Scientists could not anticipate how bright it would become in X-rays this time around.

"The Swift observations are amazing," said Greg Brown of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., who led the proposal for Swift observation time. "Because we are viewing the comet in X-rays, we can see many unique features. The combined results of data from several premier orbiting observatories will be spectacular."

Swift is primarily a gamma-ray burst detector. The satellite also has X-ray and ultraviolet/optical telescopes. Because of its burst-hunting ability to turn rapidly, Swift has been able to track the progress of the fast-moving Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 comet. Swift is the first observatory to simultaneously observe the comet in both ultraviolet light and X-rays. This cross comparison is crucial for testing theories about comets.

Swift and the other three X-ray observatories plan to combine forces to observe Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 closely. Through a technique called spectroscopy, scientists hope to determine the chemical structure of the comet. Already Swift has detected oxygen and hints of carbon. These elements are from the solar wind, not the comet.

Scientists think that X-rays are produced through a process called charge exchange, in which highly (and positively) charged particles from the sun that lack electrons steal electrons from chemicals in the comet. Typical comet material includes water, methane and carbon dioxide. Charge exchange is analogous to the tiny spark seen in static electricity, only at a far greater energy.

By comparing the ratio of X-ray energies emitted, scientists can determine the content of the solar wind and infer the content of the comet material. Swift, Chandra, XMM-Newton and Suzaku each provide complementary capabilities to nail down this tricky measurement. The combination of these observations will provide a time evolution of the X-ray emission of the comet as it navigates through our solar system

Porter and his colleagues at Goddard and Lawrence Livermore tested the charge exchange theory in an earthbound laboratory in 2003. That experiment, at Livermore's EBIT-I electron beam ion trap, produced a complex spectrograph of intensity versus X-ray energy for a variety of expected elements in the solar wind and comet. "We are anxious to compare nature's laboratory to the one we created," Porter said.

The German-led ROSAT mission, now decommissioned, was the first to detect X-rays from a comet, from Hyakutake in 1996. This was a great surprise. It took about five years before scientists had a suitable explanation for X-ray emission. Now, ten years after Hyakutake, scientists could settle the mystery.

For Swift images of comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, visit:


COMET SIDEKICK: Fragment B of crumbling comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 has a tiny sidekick, shown here in images from astronomer Paolo Corelli of the Mandi Observatory in Pagnacco, Italy:

The "sidekick" is probably a chunk of dusty ice that broke away from Fragment B, which has been crumbling furiously for weeks. Comet 73P made its closest approach to Earth on May 14th. It is still nearby (6 million miles away) and an easy target for backyard telescopes. Look for it around 4 o'clock in the morning in the constellation Pegasus: sky map.

more images: from Rudolf Dobesberger of Austria; from Paolo Candy in the Cimini Mountains of Italy.

Meteor shower sparks alarm


SOUTH-east Queensland residents have been startled by a bright, green ball of streaking light that initially sparked fears of a plane crash.

A police spokeswoman said the suspected meteor was seen travelling east to west in the region from Bribie Island, across the Sunshine and Gold Coasts as far inland as Warwick.

She said a Warwick farmer alerted police about 6.30pm (AEST) of what he thought was a "fire ball" from a plane crashing on his property.

A search of the area found nothing.

Police were then inundated by sightings of a "green ball of light".

Andre Claydon of the Springbrook Observatory near the Gold Coast said he had received scores of sightings of what he thought was a meteor shower from across the region.

He said the meteor shower would have appeared much closer than it actually was.

"As it comes in through our atmosphere we get a magnification effect so it always looks a lot closer but it is probably 60 to 70km inside our atmosphere," he said on ABC Radio.

"I had a number of phone calls specifically from the eastern part of Australia regarding a meteor shower that has come through and broken up into a few pieces."

The Astronomical Association of Queensland's Peter Hall told ABC Radio: "It sounds like a meteor to me.

"Most of them are the size of a grain of sand but this one must have been larger."


Comet's tail 'caused Qld light show'

Astronomers are predicting Queenslanders could see more meteorites over the next few days, if last night's spectacular light show was the result of a comet that passed by the Earth over the weekend.

A bright green ball of light was seen in many parts of Queensland about 6:30pm AEST.

Andre Claydon, from the Springbrook Observatory, says the comet is the most likely explanation for the rare phenomenon.

"There is a comet that has just gone past and we're passing through the debris tail of this comet," he said.

"This could be a fragment from the comet itself.

"Over the next two or three days we should see more of this happening, because the Earth is stilling passing through the debris tail of this comet."

But a South Burnett astronomer says the spectacle was probably the result of space junk entering the earth's atmosphere.

Jim Barclay, from the Maidenwell Observatory, says the light could not have been caused by a meteorite.

"Most meteors do not, and I repeat, do not appear of the green-blue fluorescent colours that these people described," he said.

"Metallic substances tend to burn up and give you that greeny-blue fluorescent colours where meteors are generally white in nature."

Green light

Paul, from Coolum on the Sunshine Coast, says he was driving away from Brisbane when he saw the giant ball of green light.

"One bloke just said, 'Wow, look at that' and it was just right across the sky," he said.

"It was massive and it was green.

"At the main body of it, there were actually parts of it falling down to the ground."

Steve, from the bayside suburb of Birkdale, was travelling in a plane over Casino at 11,000 when he saw it break up in front of him.

"It was just amazing," he said.

"It just looked like it was just in front of us.

"It was very white from up there - just sort of went out in front of us and we saw ... red bits falling and then it just went out."

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Comet debris turns on a spectacular display in night sky

EVER wanted to know what a fridge hurtling through the atmosphere at 57,000km/h looks like?
Well, even if you haven't, watch the skies tonight and you might be able to see.
The huge fireball that swooped across the sky about 6.20pm on Tuesday was actually a refrigerator-sized hunk of comet, astronomer Andre Claydon said yesterday.
The Earth is passing through debris left by Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann which has broken up into about 64 pieces, said the director of observation at the Springbrook Observatory near the Gold Coast.

Some of these pieces were hitting the atmosphere and would continue to create a spectacular light show for another five days.
However, they were unlikely to be quite as incredible as Tuesday night's meteor, which caused quite a stir across the region.
A police spokeswoman said it was seen travelling west as far inland as Warwick in Queensland.

She said a Warwick farmer alerted police about 6.30pm of what he thought was a fireball from a plane crashing on his property.

However a search of the area found nothing.

Police were then inundated by sightings of a ˜green ball of light
Andre said the meteor shower would have appeared much closer than it actually was.

"As it comes in through our atmosphere we get a magnification effect, so it always looks a lot closer, but it is probably 60 to 70km inside our atmosphere," he said.

"I had a number of phone calls specifically from the eastern part of Australia regarding a meteor shower that has come through and broken up into a few pieces."

Fireball over Texas  Mt. Wilson concam  Forum   URGENT NOTE: As soon as a fireball is sighted PLEASE do the concams immediately from the live data, otherwise it takes a grueling and less certain search through archives. Carry a personal camera everywhere! EMAIL KENT-STEADMAN

Subject: Fireball sighted 5/20/2006 9:50:19 AM Pacific Daylight Time

 I was outside last night at midnight taking pictures of comet fragments and debris (which is not hard to do anymore) Jupiter, Vega etc. Clouds started rolling in and I was getting ready to wrap it up when at 12:55 am this morning a fireball came in above the clouds. I only caught a glimpse of it, didn’t have the chance to take a pic but it lit up the entire sky due NE of NE Philadelphia a bright greenish and blue. It lasted about 4-5 seconds max. Unable to confirm on the concams. I will report it to the fireball site. It was the same color as the one over Australia but not quite as big. I waited outside for another hour with the camera at the ready, but nothing else came. [seems to be a streak on Mt. Wilson Cam, may not quite match loc/time]

What it looks like:

FIREBALL May 4, 2006, astronomer Jim Gamble caught one flying over El Paso, Texas

The May 4th bolide was different. It appeared at 9:45 p.m. local time, well before bedtime, over a densely populated area. Thousands of people saw it. Indeed, how could they miss it? It was brighter than the Moon, which also appears in the video--the stationary light at bottom-right.  Bolides: another good reason to keep looking up.


Subject: Need to know your opinion 73 slowing down?

5/19/2006 6:55:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Hi Kent, please take a look this two different location of this comet please. The drawnig was posted today on the and the picture  Forum

Exercise Pacific Wave '06 <<careful these reports are not to designate a comet impact, but interesting!

NASA to Look into NEO Threat Response Proposals  Call For Papers: Near-Earth Object Detection, Characterization, and Threat Mitigation

A light meteor shower should also occur starting late next week as tiny bits of comet crash into the Earth's atmosphere. For the best views, dodge city lights by driving into the San Gabriel Mountains or heading for the desert.  Forum

Jack Drummond of the Starfire Optical Range predicts that debris shed by the comet many years ago (long before the 1995 breakup) could bring us a meteor shower on the night of May 22–23

ALMOST GONE: Comet 73P/Schwassmann Wachmann 3 is receding from Earth and about to disappear into the glare of the sun--but it's not gone yet. Darrell Spangler photographed two of the comet's fragments (B and C) shining through the morning twilight of Drake, Colorado, on May 21st:

"Clouds and moon and sunrise, oh my!" says Spangler. "Talk about challenging, but persistence paid off." No telescope was required for the shot, only a Canon EOS 300D camera and a good long exposure.

Ready for the challenge? Load your camera and set your alarm for 4:30 in the morning. The crescent moon will guide you straight to the comet: sky map.

Former Space Camp Instructor Confirms His Prediction of a Giant Tsunami in the Atlantic on Upcoming May 25

5/19/2006 9:00:00 AM

To: National and International desks

Contact: Craig Boswell of, 832-252-6406,

HOUSTON, May 19 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Eric Julien, former military air traffic controller, twin engine jet pilot and former instructor at astronaut Patrick Baudry's Space Camp -- Discovery Shuttle flight -- has written four articles covering the high probability of a giant tsunami in the Atlantic Ocean caused by the impact of a comet fragment near or on May 25.

Responding to NASA's press release stating the innocuousness of the fragmented comet 73P-SW3 with regards to the Earth, the French author of "The Science of the Extraterrestrials" indicates that numerous scientific data attest to a real danger as was laid out starting with his first article of early April, namely that a small-sized fragment, still unobservable and distant from the principal fragments, could hit the Atlantic Ocean, bringing about the awakening of the volcanoes of the mid-Atlantic ridge, with these being the origin of a possible tsunami with waves two hundred meters high.

Beyond the accumulated scientific data, Julien has drawn attention to the fact that FEMA, the American organization that deals with disasters -- c.f. the Katrina hurricane in Louisiana - - will proceed with a tsunami alert exercise between the 23rd and 25th of May, at the very same time that enormous human and logistical resources will be required for the giant tsunami he is announcing. He notes that such an exercise was scheduled for September 11, 2001 in New York, date of the collapse of the World Trade Center.

Julien declares that numerous prophecies, including those of Nostradamus, Mother Shipton and of the Bible Codes converge precisely towards this critical period of the end of May 2006. Likewise, a great number of persons have declared having experienced Atlantic tsunami dreams prior to his first press release.

The major preoccupation of a growing number of professionals is to preserve human lives by inviting the media to play their role in alerting the public at large. Julien declares: "the risk of planetary catastrophe merits that precautions proportional to the stakes be taken by the media and government authorities. The level of alert adopted by each of these could be appreciated in diverse fashions by the populations exposed to the risk."

Articles and maps of the areas at risk are available on and


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Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 has been passing Earth all month as it approaches the point nearest the sun in its orbit. Astronomers have been observing this comet for more than 75 years, and its path around the sun is well known.
The comet's nucleus has broken into more than 40 fragments. None of the pieces will come closer than 5.5 million miles to Earth during the comet's closest approaches May 12-28. Thankfully, neither the main comet nor any of its pieces poses a danger to Earth.

The main fragment will pass closest to Earth on May 12 at a distance of 7.3 million miles. It will be visible in small telescopes during the hours before morning twilight in the constellation Vulpecula.

METEOR WATCH: On May 31st, Earth will pass about five million miles from the dusty orbit of crumbling comet 73P/Schwassmann Wachmann 3. The great distance means a meteor shower is unlikely; but 73P is such a strange comet that even the unlikely is possible. Be alert for meteors slowly cutting across the sky in the nights ahead.



May 24: An hour before sunrise on Thursday, watch for a thin old crescent Moon rising in the east-northeast, 16 degrees to the lower left of Venus.

May 25: On Friday about 1-1/4 hours before sunrise, Venus is just to the east of Jupiter in the west-southwest. A very thin crescent Moon, just 19 hours 54 minutes before New, is visible in binoculars 29 degrees to the lower left of Venus and only two degrees up in the east-northeast. If you spot this hairline crescent on Friday morning, then you've accomplished the first and more difficult task in the rare sighting of a pair of opposing lunar crescents on consecutive days. The second, easier crescent can be spotted soon after sunset on Saturday evening.

May 26: The Moon can't be seen this evening, because it's New, nearly between Earth and the Sun, at 11:26 p.m. local time. Your next chance to see the Moon will be early in evening twilight on Saturday if Arizona City's skies are clear, it should be quite easy to catch the young crescent within 24 hours after New.

May 27: A very thin crescent Moon is five degrees up in the west-northwest. As an extra bonus, the planet Mercury appears within three degrees to Luna's lower left. As the sky darkens, both the Moon and Mercury may become visible to the unaided eye.

May 28: The Moon is an easy sight low in the west-northwest with Mercury within 11 degrees to its lower right. Tonight the Moon sets farther north than on any other night in this lunar cycle.

May 29: Forty-five minutes after sunset, look for Mercury very low, 22 degrees to the lower right of the crescent Moon in the west-northwest. Faint Mars is 14 degrees to the Moon's upper left. Saturn is now within 10 degrees to the upper left of Mars.

May 30: Faint Mars is about three degrees to the Moon's left, and the Gemini Twins (Pollux and Castor) are a few degrees to the Moon's right. Tonight these three objects: Mars-Pollux-Castor, lie in a straight line.

May 31: This evening within an hour after sunset, five solar system bodies: Mercury, Mars, Moon with Saturn and Jupiter (in that order), span 135 degrees across the sky from west-northwest to southeast. The bright "star" below the Moon tonight is Saturn.

Planetary Guide

The word planet originates from the ancient Greek word "planetta," which literally translates to our word "wanderer."

Mercury is hidden in the glare of the Sun.

Venus is the bright "Morning Star" low in the east at dawn.

Mars glows orange-red in the west near the Gemini Twins Pollux and Castor.

Jupiter is by far the brightest light in the southeast.

Ringed planet Saturn shines pale yellow high in the west during the evening hours this month, between the constellations Gemini and Leo.

Uranus is low in the east-southeast just before dawn.

Neptune is in the southeast just before dawn.

Distant planet Pluto is high in the south before dawn.

The tenth planet Xena, officially known as 2003 UB313, is behind the glare of the Sun. This is Earth's "tenth planet," discovered just last year. Many advanced amateurs with powerful (and expensive) digital image capturing setups have imaged it. Last October 9, amateur Keith Murdock of the Rockland Astronomy Club (in NY) became the first known human to see the tenth planet visually. He was one of a group of amateurs using the large, 82-inch Otto Struve Telescope at the McDonald Observatory in Texas.


Believe It Or Not!

The discovery team is informally calling the object (and its moon) Xena and Gabrielle respectively, for the TV warrior princess and her companion. Official names for them may be decided by the International Astronomical Union in August 2006.

JUNE, 2006

Record meteorite hit Norway

As Wednesday morning dawned, northern Norway was hit with an impact comparable to the atomic bomb used on Hiroshima.

Peter Bruvold witnessed the meteorite streaking across the night sky.


The map shows the meteorite's direction of fall (the arrow) and the possible impact area over Troms and Finnmark counties.

At around 2:05 a.m. on Wednesday, residents of the northern part of Troms and the western areas of Finnmark could clearly see a ball of fire taking several seconds to travel across the sky.

A few minutes later an impact could be heard and geophysics and seismology research foundation NORSAR registered a powerful sound and seismic disturbances at 02:13.25 a.m. at their station in Karasjok.

Farmer Peter Bruvold was out on his farm in Lyngseidet with a camera because his mare Virika was about to foal for the first time.

"I saw a brilliant flash of light in the sky, and this became a light with a tail of smoke," Bruvold told He photographed the object and then continued to tend to his animals when he heard an enormous crash.

"I heard the bang seven minutes later. It sounded like when you set off a solid charge of dynamite a kilometer (0.62 miles) away," Bruvold said.

Astronomers were excited by the news.

"There were ground tremors, a house shook and a curtain was blown into the house," Norway's best known astronomer Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard told

Røed Ødegaard said the meteorite was visible to an area of several hundred kilometers despite the brightness of the midnight sunlit summer sky. The meteorite hit a mountainside in Reisadalen in North Troms.

"This is simply exceptional. I cannot imagine that we have had such a powerful meteorite impact in Norway in modern times. If the meteorite was as large as it seems to have been, we can compare it to the Hiroshima bomb. Of course the meteorite is not radioactive, but in explosive force we may be able to compare it to the (atomic) bomb," Røed Ødegaard said.

The astronomer believes the meteorite was a giant rock and probably the largest known to have struck Norway.

"The record was the Alta meteorite that landed in 1904. That one was 90 kilos (198 lbs) but we think the meteorite that landed Wednesday was considerably larger," Røed Ødegaard said, and urged members of the public who saw the object or may have found remnants to contact the Institute of Astrophysics.

Aftenposten's Norwegian reporter
Nina Lødemel
Aftenposten English Web Desk
Jonathan Tisdall


MAY 25, 2006 - the Day of Destiny!

By Eric Julien - April 11, 2006 .

What will occur on May 25, 2006?  Perhaps a planetary catastrophe originating from the Atlantic Ocean due to a medium size impact event.  On this assumption, a series of giant waves, including one méga tsunami almost two hundred meters in height, will be born from a succession of underwater eruptions.  These watery giants, decreasing with distance, will touch the majority of the Atlantic coasts; in particular, those most at risk lie between the equator and the tropic of Cancer.  The victims of May 25 2006 will be tens of millions. The devastated survivors will be more numerous still.  The economic losses will be enormous, well beyond the scales of destruction hitherto tested by our civilization.  North America and Europe will not be saved, but will be affected in less dramatic proportions.  By extension, other remote countries will be also affected.



A heavenly object, hardly larger than a truck, but animated by an enormous kinetic energy - its speed will be approximately 40 kilometers/second - will strike the Earth after having crossed the thick atmosphere of 80 kilometers , then the oceanic depths of 1500 meters at this place, to reach and shake the zone of the dorsal the mid-Atlantic rift crossing from North to the South on the Atlantic ocean floor. Currently, tens of underwater volcanoes lie largely dormant, ejecting very small quantities of magma emerging from gigantic chambers.  They will break out, heating the sea water to a boiling point.  It is the vision that I had approximately three years ago.[i] It happened again on April 7 2006 at 10 pm while I meditated on the shores of the Pacific with two other people. I received information supplementing this vision: the date,  MAY 25, 2006 !



The size of this space object will be too small for our telescopes since it will be a small lagging fragment of a comet. Scientists will be surprised by this object, having little time to see it coming, hardly a few dozen hours.  This fragment will result most probably from the comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann 3[ii]  currently designed to pass closest to the Earth on May 14, 2006; a little more than ten million kilometers according to the simulation carried out by NASA.[iii] That is 25 times the distance separating the Earth from the moon.[iv]  We see below the position of the comet when it is closest to the Earth according to different angles provided by the NASA simulation.


The last time that this comet passed so close to the Earth by crossing the ecliptic plane was on MAY 25, 1947 !  It is year zero of the UFO era with the famous observations of Kenneth Arnold and the Roswell crash.  This comet, which spends five years in a plane orbiting the Earth, moves at its maximum to a distance of 900 million kilometers (more than six times the distance from the Earth to the sun) started to split up for unexplainable reasons in 1995.

Imagine a heavenly object stable for centuries, even for millennia, which mysteriously explodes apart by chance a few months after the launching of the American Star Wars program, intended for an enemy originating from space. This heavenly object [the comet] transforms itself then into a POTENTIAL PLANETARY WEAPON. 

Imagine a crop circle showing the solar system, MISSING the EARTH [i] which does not appear on its proper orbit, a few weeks after this fragmentation.  Imagine that this crop circle shows the position of the planets corresponding to the date May 14, 2006 ; the date of the closest approach of the comet, with the planet Mars slightly later, to show that the best date is after May 14 contrary to expectations.

Imagine another crop circle a few weeks later indicating the date of September 6, 2003 ; the date on which was received the extraterrestrial world message "Do you wish us to Show Up?" A message spread in several languages around the world, inviting the people of the Earth to peace with extraterrestrials by accepting a public demonstration of their presence.

Imagine that the individual that received this ‘World message’, as well as the date of MAY 25, 2006 , also received a scientific solution to the UFO mystery and of the fundamental motivation of the extraterrestrial visitors. Two impenetrable enigmas until the present. 

You will then have an idea of what is at stake with this article.


Above is the 1995 crop circle called “Missing Earth”. It shows the solar system out to the asteroid belt.  The Earth is missing in its orbit which, as is illustrated here, is suggesting the extinction of human civilization. The message here cannot be more clear! 



Moving now to the date of the planetary simulation for May 14, 2006 ; for centuries the comet Schwassmann-Wachmann has made hundreds of revolutions around the sun while remaining whole.  Since the beginning of its fragmentation in 1995, it has made two elliptic revolutions around the sun.  This is why the fragments have had time to deviate from/to each other as the photograph below shows.  At the time of its passage in 2001, at the same place on the ecliptic, the Earth was almost contrary to its current position.  This year 2006, on the other hand, the Earth and the comet coincide in their orbits perfectly.  The figures are based on NASA space simulations in this article only show us the largest of the fragments, fragment B, the current count of the known fragments goes to the letter N.

We find today the comet, eleven years after this incomprehensible fragmentation, in an unverifiable state of dispersion.  We do not know the exact number of fragments.  They are furthermore of variable sizes.  The closer the fragmented comet approaches the Earth, there will be more fragments.  You can note the distance that separated the two fragments, B and C, February 6, 2006 in the photo below.[i]

 see caption

In the same way, eleven days after the closest approach on May 14, 2006 , the comet, or rather fragment B, will cross the ecliptic plane exactly on MAY 25, 2006 !  But the comet travels faster than the Earth, and because it follows a parallel trajectory, any danger will seem isolated.  It should be up to seventeen million kilometers in front of the Earth when it crosses the ecliptic path of our planet around the sun. 

It is a little like a bullet train that overtakes us as we travel parallel to it on the road.  Our ways will cross, but not having the same speed, the train will be far in front of us at the time when we get to the level crossing.  But - there is a big ‘but’ here – all the train coaches will perhaps not have passed on May 25, 2006 .  The characteristic of this comet is the low luminous magnitude of its fragments, barely that of faint stars.  The alarm notice is thus likely to be three days, even only a few hours.  The images below show, according to two different angles, the position of the comet compared to the Earth at the date, MAY 25, 2006 .  One sees in the second image, the comet perfectly on the ecliptic plane of the Earth.

We see above that the fragment B of the comet will be in the field of the ecliptic exactly on MAY 25, 2005 , up to 17 million kilometers in front.  But imagine a lagging fragment attracted by terrestrial gravity and according to a trajectory deviated by the energy of the original bursting apart by several tens of million kilometers, i.e. there are two revolutions around the sun by the comet.  Impossible? 

The scientific community will affirm that there is no danger.  Really none.  It is what it has announced to us already. [i] Thus, for the scientific community, nothing will occur on MAY 25, 2006 .  In the current state of the data available, it is right!  It is my wish that it is so, since the contrary case will be dramatic, really dramatic. 

But then why pose a problem which "does not exist"?  I am aware of the heavy responsibility which this article implies.  At best, I am wrong and I will pass for a bird of ill omen. In the worst case, the world opinion will be deeply upset, not only by the physical effects and psychological devastators that such an event will involve, but also, and especially, for the reasons which I call upon here.  In truth, as we will understand it, the heavy responsibility for this possible event falls on each one! 

You need to know that up to recently, before I discovered what you have just read on this fragmented comet, I received on April 7, 2006 a telepathic message from extraterrestrial friends. According to them, a méga-tsunami in the Atlantic Ocean I had experienced in a lucid dream three years ago, would occur around MAY 25, 2006 .  Perhaps two or three days before or after. I have two witnesses who will confirm the chronology of the facts that I describe here, but especially tens of readers on Internet and a deposit of copyright concerning my lucid dream three years earlier. 

Then only a few hours after receiving this telepathic reception giving the date of May 25, 2006; an individual informed me on a forum[ii] the existence of the comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, and of its characteristics.  Imagine my surprise and my astonishment when I discovered that a comet was really going to pass close to the Earth in May 2006; and more astonishing still, that it would cross the plane of the ecliptic of the Earth at the date of MAY 25, 2006 , the date received by telepathy!  Knowing that, what would you have done in my place?  You can conceal this because there is nothing one can do to change destiny?  Or to take your responsibility to inform others?  I chose to speak as you would have done.  Read now why.


For sixty years the world ufological community has raised many questions about mysterious Unidentified Flying Objets, or UFOs.  Thousands of people throughout the world, and among them scientists of great reputation, have studied and reflected on the nature and the origin of these UFOs, observed by hundreds of thousands of witnesses. 

If modern science readily accepts the very strong probability of the existence of extraterrestrial forms of life in the universe, and even from highly developed civilizations; it dismisses more easily the idea that they are able to come to us, in the name of dogmatic scientific principles only one hundred years of age.  But beyond the "false" scientific obstacles to such visitation, arises the difficulty of discerning the motivation of these extraterrestrial visitors which seem to not want to come into contact with us, while violating our airspace on board their vessels.  It is not now at all a question of belief, but of data giving extensive detailed reports, that demonstrate certainty in the UFO phenomena. 

If, according to fixed opinion, you do not believe the UFO data, it is simply because you were not informed, or did not take time to be; please take it that "Somebody" did not do his/her work.  You are, like many of us, largely under-informed, or even dis-informed well beyond your imagination.  The evidence of this assertion is supported by many thousands of cases. 

In 60 years, the scientific question over the motivation of extraterrestrials was never studied by the ufological community.  One of the principal reasons is the role played by those which withdrew the evidence of the existence of extraterrestrials from the sight of all.  These ‘shadowy’ men today are highly structured and powerful.  They are some of the most powerful on Earth.  This network bears a name:  the international military-industrial complex.  What apparently faces this "monster" without face? 

In 1995, the year of the mysterious fragmentation of the comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, whose break up I clearly attribute to malevolent extraterrestrials, a crop circle, appeared in Tichborne , England .  It represented the configuration of interior planets of the solar system at the date of September 6, 2003 ,[i] that is to say 8 years later


What was the meaning of this orbital configuration registered in the corn and distributed on a worldwide scale through the Internet?  The crop circle and scientific specialists did not have any answer.  So while certain crop circles are the result of jokers or artists, an appreciable number of crop circles are clearly of unknown origin.  Indeed, the scientific experts of the question of origins conclude them to have characteristics impossible to reproduce together:  bursting or swelling of the cereal nodes, microwave radiation, speed of execution, crossing of the stems, nausea, insects or animals dying, speed of growth of the germs, and even presence of moving balls of light.  But the pin pointing of this date of September 6, 2003 by means of the representation of the solar system in corn is not what is the challenge; but how to connect this crop circle indicating September 6, 2003 with what is being announced in this article.

An invaluable marker speaks for itself in the crop circle.  We see that there is an intruder beside Venus. This planet does not have the moon as we have one.  What is remarkable is the EXACT POSITION of the intruder, which is waiting in ambush to cross our planet  on its orbit.  We see clearly that the point is slightly inside the circle, just like will be the time the comet crosses the plane of the ecliptic on MAY 25, 2006 .  Thus, the crop circle registered that the carrier of information on the danger of comet would be the same one as that of the world message of September 6, 2006 .  The simulation of the orbits of the simulator of NASA confirms the perfect correlation of this date of September 6, 2003 drawn from the site[i]

Did the crop circle have any significance for September 6, 2003?  Nothing!  Nothing occurred on September 6, 2003 , except for the reception of the message of the extraterrestrial world referendum "Do you wish us to Show Up?”  which circulated around the world in more than fifteen languages and more than one hundred countries.[i]  Hundreds of thousands of people answered in the silence of their interior this planetary call. Hundreds of Internet sites relayed this message of eleven pages translated spontaneously by unknown individuals. From where did this message come? 

I received this telepathic message under conditions which I present in my second book "Children of Stars".[ii] I describe there my contact experiments with extraterrestrial visitors[iii] and the major motivation which animated our celestial neighbors when they appeared in mass at the end of the 1940s, namely the nuclear weapon!


In a recent article,[i] I show the close link which exist between the use of the nuclear weapons during the atomic tests - nearly 2500 between 1945 and 1998 - and the physical appearance of UFO, confirmed by the radars and sightings of air controllers and pilots, who occupied positions in civilian or military aviation. This relation is also confirmed by the reports of accidents of UFO reported by various sources.[ii]  This correlation is explained scientifically in my first book "The Science of Extraterrestrial."[iii].


This book describes in layman’s terms the reasons from our fundamental scientific errors and proposes a new paradigm – fractal time - upsetting in-depth our comprehension of reality. The theory of Absolute Relativity solves, not only all of the UFO phenomena and

of paranormal events, such as the formation of the crop circles referred to above, but also the great scientific, as well macroscopic and microscopic enigmas.  Whereas I am not a scientist, what I have written comes from many personal reflections and the information delivered by a group of extraterrestrial that I call the "blue beings”. They are not the source of the fragmentation of the comet Schwassmann-Wachmann.  They are small, long limbed and graceful. They have a large brain, very large dark eyes and remarkable blue skin.  Of their body, as their eyes, emanates a strange light, as if a sun lived inside their body and that their skin was perforated by a myriad of shining lights. Their movements are slow and very flexible. They are logical, generous and joyful beings. The drawing[i] below gives an idea of their appearance.

But this allied extraterrestrial race is far from being the only one to visit us, and to supervise us like neurotic children.  There are other benevolent races but also malevolent races.  The difficulty of comprehension comes from the fact that these races are, for the majority, immaterial (luminous or invisible); except when atomic weapon detonate upon Earth, thereby materializing their vessels, and destroying the spirits of Nature existing in another reality. 

According to any probability, the majority will cease reading this text starting from this line.  My reflections will seem to you to be delirious. If I announce to you that the military industrial complex directs your country under one form or another, and that this same complex is covertly influenced by malevolent extraterrestrial that seek total domination of humanity after having partially destroyed it, that will seem to be a conspiracy theory from some cheap tabloid.

What is delirious, actually, is the cover up of silence and misinformation that has prevailed for sixty years on the extraterrestrial subject.  What is delirious is the nuclear war that certain leaders, or advisers of leaders, prepare us for, in the name of peace!  One coldly announces a preventive war with the atomic weapon to us, by standardizing this one with the row of conventional weapons, to fight against the spread of atomic weapons! 

Consequently, the preventive attack seems to be the option chosen by certain extraterrestrials by means of a heavenly object, mysteriously burst asunder in 1995, to minimize its own devastating effects on Earth.  Schwassmann-Wachmann should strike the Earth around MAY 25, 2006 as a public warning.  Except if, of course, the leaders go into reverse.  That enormously will depend on you, of the actions that you will take to convince them of their folly! 

What occured for extraterrestrials, as I suspect it, to transform in 1995 a comet into a weapon of massive super destruction?  1994 is the year that saw an upsurge of interest in the UFO Roswell crash, but also, to choke this, there was a hoaxed film of an alien autopsy; importantly, the United States of America decides behind the scenes to implement the National Missile Defense, i.e. the Star Wars program!  This program cannot objectively be intended for a terrestrial potential enemy as claimed by the government.  The enemy was extraterrestrial! 

We see here that the government secrecy policy combined with the aggressive behavior of the military were enough for some extraterrestrials to prepare a preemptive shot at the Earth. In the next few days, we are precisely facing important strategic decisions for the fate of the world.

Consequently, vis-a-vis the nuclear armada created by humanity, vis-a-vis the laser program of directed energy weapons, certain ‘star visitors’ have taken "convincing" measures and decided on the use of a first public warning for MAY 25, 2006, a few weeks before the launching of the nuclear offensive against Iran, involving an escalating potential for planetary atomic war which, I point out it, would destroy whole or part of the planes of existence, invisible in our eyes, where the ‘star visitors’ live. 

Events accelerate but the consciousness of individuals remain deadened.  We are in the ignorance of the danger that the scientists and the soldiers, the politicians and the religious orders have consciously created here for nearly sixty years.  They knew of this connection between UFOs and nuclear weapons.  If it were not so, they would not have manufactured 4000 times the nuclear capacity needed for the destruction of two sub-continents.  The danger is imminent today because, for the first time in human history, a war with destructive atomic weapons is marked on the calendar for 2006. 

This war - as any other in the history - constitutes a real danger to our extraterrestrial neighbors.  Failing to take these remarks seriously, they will let us brutally know it.  But we can react while letting our extraterrestrial allies know that we understand what’s at stake.  By circulating as widely as possible, even on a purely anonymous basis, the World Referendum "Do you wish us to Show Up?", perhaps we will increase the chances of a peaceful resolution of the extraterrestrial question.  The era of human fraternity would become thus a reality. 

The enemies of humanity are human and extraterrestrial, just as extraterrestrials are also humanity’s allies.  Our remaining time is but a few days.  If we alert our leaders and our fellow-citizens by widely diffusing the extraterrestrial message[i] and this article that each one is free to translate and make known, the worst should be avoided.  The comet fragment, probably still invisible for our measuring instruments, would then be destroyed by the extraterrestrial ones which can protect its trajectory, as has already occurred in the past. 

Sooner or later, one always meets one more extreme than oneself.  Better it is then to build peace within our civilization, before it takes-off into space. 

After this possible public warning of MAY 25, 2006 , the next projectile could be much larger and infinitely more destructive to the point of eliminating the human race from the surface of the Earth as suggested in the crop circle "Missing Earth".  The logic of the highest bidder is extremely likely to took us towards the worst outcome.  It is thus now, I believe, we should choose to act!  Perhaps you can personally save a few million lives...


More graphics of the near-miss




[1] 1 AU = 1 Astronomical Unit = 149 597 871 kilometers








[1] Enfants des Etoiles, Désirez-vous nous voir apparaître ?, éditions JMG, avril 2006



[1] Ryan Wood, Majic Eyes Only: Earth’s Encounters with Extraterrestrial Technology (Wood Enterprises 2005).

[1] La Science des Extraterrestres, éditions JMG, juillet 2005.

[1] Drawing by Elaine Thompson.



[i] Drawing by Elaine Thompson.


[ii] Ryan Wood, Majic Eyes Only: Earth’s Encounters with Extraterrestrial Technology (Wood Enterprises 2005).

[iii] La Science des Extraterrestres, éditions JMG, juillet 2005.


[ii] Enfants des Etoiles, Désirez-vous nous voir apparaître ?, éditions JMG, avril 2006








[iv] 1 AU = 1 Astronomical Unit = 149 597 871 kilometers

Article #2

Translated from the French: 

This night meditation of April 7, 2006 thus led me to receive on behalf of creatures which I earlier describe as extratemporelles  [extraterrestrials] a date - that of MAY 25, 2006 - dependent on an extremely lucid vision of giant catastrophe three years ago. I duly consigned this vision, like others to come, in a ouvrage[1] published recently. , 

Then, having spoken about this communication in a forum français, I learned that a split up comet, 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (SW-3), was precisely to pass very close from the Earth in May 2006, and that 25 this month precisely corresponded to the crossing, by split up comet, of the plane of the ecliptic on which the Earth is.

This surprising "coincidence", of which the probability borders a chance on a few million, must be examined in detail. Let us recall that the fragmentation of comet SW-3 took place in 1995 under strange conditions and that only three fragments were seen. Since this date the comet carried out two elliptic revolutions around the sun.

Here is a comment of Philippe Morel of the Astronomical Company of France: "On June 6, 2006 it will enter again the very restricted circle of the comets whose distance nearest to the Earth will be lower than 15 million kilometers. Accustomed to passages closer to the Earth than comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (SW3) had approached us with the Astronomical distance from 0.0617 Unit (UA) in 1930. "


List passages of 73P/S-W 3, period 1925-2011


Date du Périhélie   Périgée   Distance   Remarque  


1925 Janvier 15.217

1930 Juin 14.198

31.75 Mai 1930

0.0617 UA  

fort périgée


1930 VI  
1935 Novembre 08.016  


1941 Avril 06.053   inobservée  

1946 Septembre 07.972





1952 Février 15.823




passe à 0.744 UA de Jupiter le 17 Octobre 1953


1957 Septembre 22.717





1963 Mai 15.434





1968 Octobre 23.803




passe à 0.283 UA de Jupiter le 20 Novembre 1965


1974 Avril 05.110

12 Mars 1974

1.1089 UA



1979 Septembre 02.780

30 Septembre 1979

1.0504 UA


1979 VIII

1985 Janvier 11.420

06 Janvier 1985

1.8774 UA



1990 Mai 19.302

17 Avril 1990

0.3668 UA


1990 VIII

1995 Septembre 22.890

17 Octobre 1995

1.3131 UA



2001 Janvier 27.716 *

18 Janvier 2001

1.7978 UA



2006 Juin 06.957 *

12 Mai 2006

0.07863 UA

fort périgée


2011 Octobre 16.756 *





* Fragment C

There are 175 comets referred as short period, of which the most famous is Halley's Comet. The table above shows the passages closer than comet SW-3. Having been discovered in 1930 by Arnold Schwassmann and Arno Arthur Wachmann in May 1930, it is seen indeed that it passed nearest in 1930. 

But in May 2006, the passage is closer in, for the fragment S which will interest us, estimated at 0,0487 UA (7,3 million kilometers). It is true that the majority of the fragments should pass on average to 0,065 UA, but it is enough for ONLY ONE FRAGMENT to start a major event. What to thus say this restricted circle of comets is less than 8 million kilometers?

Only two passages to 0,03 UA for Halley (837 after JC), and 0,04 UA for C/1132 T1 (1132) did better than the fragment S of SW-3! But they were not fragmented, and thus not likely to deviate, by gravitation, towards the Earth.

In May 2006, SW-3 will be not only among the rare ones to also approach close to the Earth, but also among comets having known the greatest magnitude ever reached. This is the first time that a fragmented comet crosses our road at such a short distance.  It is thus the first time in the known history which such an event will have taken place. The predictions of the astronomers are not thus founded on any historical scientific asset in the very precise case which occupies us.

More and more, one evokes the probability of a rain of meteorites at the end of May, at the beginning of June 2006. Curious... In 1930, with the passage of SW-3, however much further into mid-May, and without the fragmentation which we know today, the Earth had over 70 fragments per hour. They were enough small to burn in the upper atmosphere.

There is a comet having known a fragmentation and being transformed into swarms of meteorites: 3d/Biela. It was in 1852 that it was observed for the last time. It separated into two visible fragments for three months in 1846. The moment most favorable for its observation was the year 1865 at a distance of 0,481 UA is TEN TIMES FURTHER that the fragment S from SW-3!

 In connection with 3d/Biela, one knows today that: "in 1872, the year corresponding to a new return, a new swarm of meteorites, Andomédides, made its appearance (3.000 meteorites per hour on November 27). Calculations showed its affiliation with the Biela comet. The swarm appeared again in 1885 (15.000 météores/heure), in 1892 (6.000 météores/heure), then in 1899 (150 météores/heure). 150, 3000, 6000 and even 15000 meteorites per hour! A starry sky in one full day! What do we say meteorites of SW-3 ten times closer? Let us indicate that this comet SW-3, of the family of Jupiter comets, was the object of great interest by the international scientific community, in particular in December 1994 since it was among the rare objectives of the programme of prospection of the probe of Rosetta exploration of the ESA. A series of monthly stereotypes were produced until June 1995 It is precisely on 25 June 1995 that a crop circle appeared, or rings phenomenon, called "missing Ground" with Longwood Warren in the County of Hampshire in England. This gigantic crop circle matched the interior solar system, to the belt of asteroids, less the Earth. Let us note, for the skeptics, that amateurs of hoax had tried to reproduce identically the this circle of culture without reaching that point.

Knowing that the planets, as well as comet, turn in the direction reverses needles of a watch on these drawings, this agroglyphe seems to refer to the situation of the solar system on MAY 14, 2006 at the time of the passage to more close to comet SW-3.


But what the creators of this crop circle seem to want to say is that this date precedes in fact the good date since Mars, whose orbit is the first visited by the geocroisor, is upstream of its position at the time of the impact which the "missing Earth suggests".

After the appearance of the circle of culture at the end of June 1995, SW-3 will be seen for the last time in its normal state by an astronomer Japanese amateur on August 20, 1995. It is at the beginning of September, two months only after the appearance of the crop circle "Ground Missing", that SW-3 is taken of abrupt and violent one start, precisely at the time to pass the plan of the ecliptic of the Earth.

A press release of January 1996 announced that the observatory of Paris Meudon, using the radio telescope of Nancay, made a series of measurements on the emission by comet of molecules of hydroxyl from the 8 to September 12, 1995. The values were completely abnormal at the time when SW-3 crossed our plan of the ecliptic 

In a round of almost 2,5 billion kilometers, it is in the vicinity of the terrestrial orbit - in an interval representing less than 1% of its trajectory - that SW-3 was broken, before illuminating the sky and pointing out themselves... Chance? This luminous start will reach a magnitude a thousand times higher than the normal in October 1995, after having passed by its perihelion and to have sailed in parallel during several million kilometers to the terrestrial orbit. Isn't a comet breaking at the time of its virtual passage closer to the Earth an explicit symbol? Wouldn't this be a message exopolitic of a great clearness?

Curiously, an Internet site teaches us that, "the comet was one of the targets of the mission Contour (Comet Nucleus Tour), scheduled for July 2002. The probe was to leave in direction 3 comets (overflight of 2P/Encke in November 2003, 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 in June 2006, and of 6P/d' Arrest in August 2008) to analyze them and compare them. Unfortunately, a technical failure caused the destruction of the probe little after its take-off ". A technical failure?  

To today anybody does not have final explanation on this cometary start, and this fragmentation of SW-3. The comet consisting of ice, the sun vaporizes a part of its surface to the approach of the perihelion - not nearest to the center of revolution, i.e. sun - and equips it with a tail with light But since centuries SW-3 turned around the sun according to the same trajectory without disintegrating! The c?ur of a comet remains basically rigid and extremely cold. The only acceptable explanation, for the scientific community, is thus the collision of SW-3 with a small asteroid. But this explanation poses many problems. And it is an euphemism The mysterious comet is, at the moment of this start, hundreds of million kilometers of the belt of asteroids. Which are the chances of a collision between two small insulated objects, in the interplanetary vacuum, without real respective gravitational influence? Almost null!  

Imagine two billiard balls launched by chance on a large table like the United States. They are likely more to enter in collision than SW-3 with an improbable vagrant did not have any. The idea will be opposed that there exists nearly 800 qualified objects of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (potentially dangerous asteroids). But the chances of such a collision in a given segment - that which is shown in red in the diagram above - are very close to zero To suppose that such a collision took place all the same a miracale, how to explain such a magnitude for so "a small" object? 

One needed a colossal energy to deploy a value thousand times higher than the normal. Of course, fragmentation, in oneself extremely rare, temporarily supported a greater luminous magnitude with the approach of the sun, but certainly not in the evoked values. The press release of the European Space Agency in January 1996 is clear "Only some rare comets made the experiment of an increase in so large and unexpected luminosity. At the time of this event, SW-3 just came to pass its perihelion after having crossed the terrestrial orbit in its trajectory of distance. 

The distance separating it from the Earth was close to 200 million kilometers ". If this fragmentation were only due to the sun we would have, among 175 existing comets, a majority of them in a normal state of fragmentation. They would thus not live centuries, and even of the millenia. However, the fragmented comets are very rare. The fragmentation of SW-3 "was thus facilitated" in an artificial way, just like it was probably the case of 3d/Biela having known exactly the same conditions of destruction near the terrestrial orbit. 3d/Biela was probably destroyed because it represented a danger in the future. It was potentially to pass to nearest in December 1905 (0,0616 UA).

 This possible collision would have come too much early in our history, in particular in the history of the atomic weapon, at the moment when we had not made a decisive choice yet. It probably acted of a work "creature of habit" of celestial cleaning on behalf of our "gardeners" extraterrestrial presence, since contrary are extraterrestrials of the new era UFO begun in 1945.

Was the activity of the sun exceptional in the phase of the perihelion to produce or support this bursting of SW-3? Not, on the contrary! We are during the most stable time and without solar flare, at the end of the eleven years cycle started in 1986 and finishing in 1996. It is in the medium of the cycles that the solar flares are most intense, as shows it below the graph in various wavelengths. Contrary to the generally accepted ideas, the enigma is thus far from being commonplace. It is an unfathomable mystery.

This cometary start, for me and in accordance with my communications with it, was caused by an advanced intelligence having a perfect knowledge of the celestial mechanics and voyage in time. This intelligence literally put comet into pieces, by heating it artificially, and after having been informed of one's future become extremely probably, namely the accession with the capacity of the leaders, and advisers of leaders, currently in office.

The extraterrestrial beings have the capacity to go and come in time when they reach the temporal high densities. I explain the principle of time fractal in my first literary contribution. This faculty is also shared by the authentic indicators, like each one among us at the time of the premonitory dreams.

The current leaders prepare to make a massive use of the nuclear weapons to which these intelligences are opposite for reasons of safety In the temporal high densities, occupied by the extraterrestrial ones, the atomic weapons produce devastating effects until hundreds of light-years. 

The energy which is propagated in our material world, at the time of a thermonuclear explosion, is recovered of a space time to which the macroscopic universe in which we live does not have normally access. And since we have just spoken about the sun, will know that an emergent scientific battle makes rage to determine the true nature of the solar activity which one thought hitherto thermonuclear.

For a reason a priori incomprehensible, the temperature of the solar crown is much higher - 2 million degrees - than the temperature of surface - 6000 Kelvins degrees. However, the theory would like that it is the star which is extremely hot by gravitational compression, generating a nuclear fusion. But we do not have any formal and direct proof of it. We have even strong indices of the opposite. Why speak about the nature of the sun whereas we are worried by a méga tsunami on Earth having to occur on next 25 May?

If there are no thermonuclear explosions in the sun then our own atomic tests, spread out over fifty years, had and will have a considerable incidence on the other space times of the universe, in other realities of the world. Then imagine the systematic use of nuclear weapons in the war that certain governments prepare.

The extraterrestrails are our neighbors, not just of space, but of the space time. It is perhaps complex to understand but it is a reality that the best physicists of this small and fragile blue planet will not be able to draw aside from a reverse of hand. They know on the end of the fingers the theoretical limits of the current scientific models. Now, we are not any more in the theory but in the real world.

It is absolutely not a question here preferably cultural, nor of political choice in favour. It is a question of a planetary civilization, ours, in contradiction with the principles of interference with respect to other worlds. It is not them which interfere while coming to see us, but we who interfere by materializing them, by means of the nuclear tests in particular, in our physical world!

I hear here and there that the "Galactic Confederation" would never authorize an aggression of extraterrestrial against the Earth, nor... a direct intervention of our extraterrestrial allies in the name of a law of noninterference engraved in the marble of the evolution. 

[Editors note: The Galactic Confederation is a channeled term, not one that the greys recognize.]

Which vision anthropocentric! But especially there isn't there a major paradox? We are, I fear it, the invaders of advanced stellar civilizations, but also of purely spiritual worlds. While exploding the atomic weapons, we cause a form of temporal hurricane whose?il would swallow the world of the hearts. If we launch the bombs, they will launch comets.

Indeed, space is inhabited infinitely more than the Earth. We will understand it ourselves once we actually get there! Perhaps we would make the same decisions that they do. It is not a war between extraterrestrial and human, but between ExtraTemporels and Materialized Consciences, even materialists. Perhaps our clear thinkings, where they are, would be more favorable to this brutal answer. 90% of the population of this planet believe in the existence of a life after death. But not 1% do not know what it resembles. I believe useful that we engrave this in our reports.


How will fragmented comet SW-3 behave? 

Here is a table of figures which I carried out on the basis of simulation of trajectories and positions accessible on Internet site from Near Earth Objects Program. One finds there primarily information of distances and dates. The lines in red indicate the four "groups" of fragments.

On the date of May 14, 2006, we should see the configuration indicated below. The figures which follow are a reconstitution which I realized by systematic pointing to synthesize the relative positions of the fragments

What do we see in the remarkable one? Three essential elements appear clearly for our comprehension of the stake. What is striking initially is the existence of three different cometary trajectories. Then, we see four "groups" of objects: With, Y, B-X and S. Enfin, the distances between "groups" are very large. For example, 25 million kilometers separate fragment A from the fragment S. It should be indicated that at the date of April 18 a twenty-second fragment appeared, fragment Z. It is not mentioned here but belongs to the group of B with X. In the same way, April 19, thirteen other fragments, noted AA with AM, made their appearance while resulting from this same group B-X.
I call the fragments A, Y and S "groups fragments" for two reasons. Initially parce we are unaware of the existence of inobservable fragments bus too small around these principal fragments. Then because while approaching the Earth, these fragments A, Y and S doubtless will split up themselves.

Indeed, the heat of the sun will act on comet as on an ice floe which melts slowly in water glass. It will split up early or late. Nevertheless, the year 2006 is one period particularly calm for the solar activity since we are in the medium of the eleven years cycle. The solar flares will be non-existent. Vaporization will remain relatively slow. On another side, smaller, inobservable fragments for the moment, will also be able perdurer until the perihelion of comet being well after the Earth. Except if, of course, one of them runs up against our planet.

It is precisely the scenario of my vision. Gift Yeomans, Chief of Near Earth Objects Program with NASA, affirmed in an interview March 24, 2006: "It is a rare advisability of observing a comet with the anguish - at a very short distance. There is no danger of collision. My God, not. The fragment nearest will be to six million miles from there (9,7 million kms) - or twenty-five times further that the moon ".

However, at the time even where this interview was given, the fragment S was observed on March 24, 2006 with the Mount Lemmon Survey. It is estimated to pass to 7,3 million kilometers as the table shows it above, and not to 10 million kilometers as announced everywhere. It is probable that at the moment when I write this article of other fragments are estimated at a weaker distance still. If it is not already done, it will be soon the case.
The problem is that we discover the fragments of more low size only at the last time under the terms of a principle easy to include/understand. The luminous magnitude of an object increases as it approaches us. Thus, the smallest objects, hitherto invisible, are observed only a few days, even a few hours before they do not cross us. Often, moreover, they enter our atmosphere. But they are too small and disintegrate in high altitude. It is the principle even rains of meteorites.
In the case which interests us when we deal with the comet. It is a fast object, thus having a great energy. We see in the table of NASA below that relative speeds of approach are about 15 kilometers a second for SW-3 (73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3). If the fragment is sufficiently large, its inertia will be large and the terrestrial attraction will have only one weak influence, in particular if it is far as it is the case of group B-X. On the other hand, if it is rather small, the Earth will attract it towards it. It is the case of the vision which I had.
By observing the table of the closest objects attentively - visible table on the site of NASA - we see the already last objects - in the first table the objects move away from us - and to come - in the second table the objects approach us. The asteroids 2006 HG and 2006 GB1 of the second table for example, of an approximate size of 50 meters, are announced only little time before crossing. The more one goes far in the future (second table), the more the objects are large, with some rare exceptions. But these two objects HG and GB1 have only one speed from approximately 5 km/s. No danger.

In the same way, it is not astonishing to see in the close past (first table) much more small objects (2006 GU2, EY, FH, GC). But that does not mean however that we saw all the objects having crossed very close the Earth! This is why the astronomers often announce dangerous crossings afterwards!

1 AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers  










 Diameter estimates based on the object's absolute magnitude


1 AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers

Much noted is the presence of the asteroid 2006 GY2 having to pass to more close to the Earth on MAY 16, 2006 to 0,0171 UA, that is to say to approximately 2,6 million kilometers in the medium of the swarm of fragments SW-3. The size (500/1000 m) and the speed (20 km/s) of the racing car have what to impress. We will return there.
The size of the fragments of comet 73P/SW-3 is not communicated to us. But no fragment of less than fifty meters will be seen before May 15, even on May 20. What to say of an object 20 meters in diameter, of a weight of 15 tons launched to 54 000 kilomètres/heure (15 km/s)? What to say if this object is accelerated by terrestrial gravity under the terms of an almost parallel trajectory on million kilometers? Could it reach 40 km/s, as I indicated in my first article, and to have the power of a few hundreds of atomic bombs to shake the Atlantic dorsal médio?

We immediately see in the figure above that it does not act at all of a "collar of pearls" as announced here and there. With the origin, in 1995, the astronomers saw four fragments then three (A, B, C), the fourth having been vaporized and/or made invisible by its size.
Taking into account the distance separating the groups between them we let us deduce an "abnormal" activity from it. Indeed, the three fragments of origin (A, B, C) are in front of, on the trajectory of fragment A. Something thus slowed down the fragment S, either in a small explosion having moved away in direction opposed Y and S, or by a voluntary braking. In both cases, there is no reason so that there are not other fragments around, and especially behind S.
We see that the fragment S is an extremely serious candidate for a collision with the Earth. If it is not the fragment S, it can be a fragment, still inobservable per hour when I write, being with the back of this one. Let us observe the alignment of the "collar of pearls". The plan of the ecliptic is represented below by a green straight line.

In the two following diagrams we visualize the trajectory that the fragment S, or another resulting from S, can borrow. Seen top (first appears below) the trajectory of collision is registered perfectly between the extremes.

In the same way, taking into account the variations of distance in height in a sight "of profile", it is not improbable that a fragment moves towards the Earth on a trajectory "parallel" with the others (see below). The angular difference between the blue and orange slopes is only of 5°, identical to the difference between the trajectories "known" after the plan of the ecliptic (represented here by a green straight line)

 In other words, there is, there too, no heresy to consider the deviation of a fragment towards the Earth, the more so as the solar billion wind, made up matter particles, makes appreciably derive the smallest fragments towards our planet, as a balloon in a morning breeze

I recall that I was unaware of the existence of this comet when I received the date of MAY 25, 2006 for the realization of my visions of catastrophe in the Atlantic? It is important to take some precautions on the assumption that some would affirm that it was obvious that such an event was to occur. It is thanks to extraterrestrial that I learned much on the man...
Actually, in spite of appearances, the OBJECTIVE chances of a catastrophe are statistically very mean. This is why, when that arrives, the reasons of this one, the intervention of extraterrestrial for reason of nuclear weapons, will remain engraved in the memory of the people because such an intervention is necessary!
To be complete on the question, we must present an alternative to the scenario which I presented. You will find below the trajectories relative (sight of top and profile) of three groups of objects for the dates of 1st, 5, MAY 15, and 25 2006. These three groups are the group of fragments B-X, S and the asteroid 2006 GY2 about which I spoke higher. At the three dates indicated taken independently, there is no risk, as indicates it clearly the figures. On left the sights of top are, on the right the sights of profile. The asteroid 2006 GY2 is in is a potential danger with its point with more close to the Earth of 0,0171 UA (MAY 16, 2006), a diameter from 500 to 1000 meters and a speed of relative approach compared to the Earth of 20 km/s.

But the true danger is perhaps indirect. Indeed, this asteroid 2006 GY2 will pass in the medium of the group of fragments SW-3B-X which forms in fact a swarm much larger than on the figures (see the figures of the preceding pages). This danger comes at the same time from its convergent trajectory at worst the moment (approach with more), of its one kilometer broad size and its relative speed of 5 km/s (20 km/s (asteroid) less 15 km/s (comet)) accounting for 18000 all the same kilomètres/heure, eighteen times speed of sound. This speed of approach constitutes a very great danger to the Earth because the struck fragments would be not only deviated towards the Earth, but, would have moreover acquired an increased speed of collision, increasing terribly the power of striking of the object.

May 5, 2006



SW-3B represents here a group of 40 fragments!

End of article #2


By Eric Julien, MAY 3, 2006.

This is the third article on my prediction of huge tsunami in the Atlantic Ocean on MAY 25, 2006. It aims first of all at safeguarding the lives of the coastal populations around the Atlantic Ocean where a fragment from comet SW-3 will impact, involving a brutal awakening of underwater volcanoes.

We will reveal aspects which were not covered, until now, in the preceding articles – namely, the direct and indirect incidences of the impact of a comet fragment. We will highlight, in a forthcoming article, the major reasons (beyond natural appearances) which may generate this major catastrophe so that, in the immediate future, we may manifest our collective destiny as well as possible. Of course, I will approach the concrete consequences for the populations.

Let us initially point out the essential facts which pushed me to spend a very great amount of energy to communicate with the public on this future event, considering that I've earnestly made affirmations that we are protected from the main comet fragments. Last April 7th, I received the telepathic message of extraterrestrial entities indicating that the vision of a giant tsunami received three years earlier was going to occur on MAY 25, 2006. I then learned of the existence of a fragmented comet, which not only passed more closer to Earth in MAY 2006, but which was to pass through the ecliptic plane on MAY 25! I have the retrospective proof of my vision substantiated by the registered copyright of my second book who presents it.

It's a one-in-a-million chance that such a fortuitous “coincidence” took place! Similarly, it is more “improbable” that my contacts had also given me the information on the earthquake of Bam in Iran at the end of 2003. Furthermore, the principles of the 'Science of the Extraterrestrials', having been accepted by many scientists, also allowed them the incredible exploits by hundreds observing thousands of UFO in the past. Additionally, since my first article on this event, I have received many testimonies of people having had the same vision of giant waves in the Atlantic, particularly for the end of MAY 2006.

Therefore, I invite each one to request for a happy end, to visualize a future free from misfortunes. By doing this, I'm acting on my affirmation. It is necessary for all to warn our fellow-citizens about the risk of large wave - possibly 200 meters in the most exposed areas - around May 25, 2006 (the Ascension Day for Christians). The majority of them are precisely around the Atlantic. By chance?

To avoid any panic by relying on the assumption of timely, forthcoming alert, the precautions to be taken are very simple: Move away from the coasts and to go up on the heights sufficiently early, and even the day before. Remember that those which declare that no impact will occur on May 25, 2006 will not be there to provide you shelter at the proper time, nor your beloved ones. You will be surprised, alone and without help from them. Warn people around you. Save lives at the end of May 2006 !

It is not “The End Of The World!” being considered here. It is only an application of PRUDENCE regarding the potential of a major catastrophe of which we must minimize the effects on the lives that are at risk.

Some reminders.

Astronomers are informed of the existence of a certain number of comet fragments but are technically incapable of counting them all. A great number of them could drastically threaten the Earth without ANYBODY knowing anything about it until a few days, or even hours before impact. This is an irrefutable scientific fact!

One will be able to confuse you with statistical conjectures about the probability of such an event, but in the balance, the factors will equally bear the same weight as the opposing assumptions. It is a scientific fact, especially considering the crash landing of two space shuttles was a scientific fact. They belonged to NASA, which implies that previously withheld vital information on this comet of was used to support claims that the comet fragments do not represent a danger. In statistical terms, two out of four represents a 50% error in accuracy by NASA. Historical patterns support this conclusion.

Astronomers remembered the asteroid 2002 MN, a hundred meters wide, which they could detect only AFTER it had passed within less 120,000 kilometres of Earth, a third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon. Also, let's speak about 2004 FH, about 30 m in diameter, located only three days before it passed to 43,000 kilometres of our planet. These are FACTS.

Similarly, NO ONE on this planet understands the reasons of the fragmentation of the comet 73P/SW-3 in 1995 in the first place! I still consider the relevance of the two crop circles of extraordinary importance for our common destiny that appeared two months later. Let's initially recall that a crop circle called "galaxy" had forewarned, only five years earlier, one of the greatest solar flare periods of our history. This suggests that the authors of this geometric language, the extraterrestrials, have the capacity to travel in or envision the future. The crop circles of which I speak, "Asteroid" and "Missing Earth", were adequately detailed in my preceding article. Let us suggest that these are proof that these advanced intelligences, cloaked behind the event of MAY 25 2006, have envisaged, and caused, long in advance, the scenario that proceeds in this event.

After a long period of cold war between extraterrestrial and human, concurrently evidenced by abductions and nuclear tests comes a precursor, what is more accurately called the Apocalypse (i.e. the Revelation of their existence in the world), generated by a “premeditated” major catastrophe. This upheaval does not constitute the end of the world but is a warning intended to prohibit the use of our nuclear weapons (which attack them in their plane of existence). Works of an Italian physicist , Gorgio Fontana, offers precise conclusions in support of the scientific contribution (Absolute Relativity) by my extraterrestrial contacts (Science of the Extraterrestrials), who wrote to me recently:

"Absolute Relativity is a real variant of Special Relativity!!! (...) It may happen that the effect of nuclear explosions can affect millions of parallel worlds, which we cannot see."

There are two extraterrestrial factions. One of them is opposed to this comet striking. It is that which I consider by ethical principle. The following image synthesizes the normal path of this comet, fragmented in 1995 in an unexplainable way.

The figures hereafter point out the conditions of approach of the fragments of the comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, being concurrent with this article are already 61. These figures result from the data obtained by the site of the Near Earth Object Program within NASA

The representation above is a "photograph" provided May 14, 2006, a date on which the most important fragments, whose fragment B indicated here, gain critical global attention for astronomical projections regarding their proximity to the Earth (red circle).


This second illustration shows the relative “top view” position of the fragments. We clearly see  that the orange trajectory of one “identified” comet fragment, unobservable at the moment, is perfectly between the most extreme parameters (trajectories of the fragments Y and S).


The perspective of the same fragments above implies a weak angular difference between the “officially” located fragments and another possible deviation in fragment trajectory. Below, the figure represents the orientation of the comet tail compared to the trajectory of the core (fragment B and C mainly). This orientation is primarily due to solar wind. In the case of SW-3, the tail will be also made up of abnormally large fragments. The Earth will cross this tail approximately MAY 24, 2006. The risks of MAY 25 are substantial.

A deep study on comet SW-3 was published... one year ago, in May 2005. It shows that the Earth would be swept by a meteor shower in May 2006 named Tau Herculids, precisely coming from comet SW-3. Many comets have a long plume that the sun creates or facilitates. This plume widens under, more or less, due to strong influence of the gravitation of other planets, in particular, Jupiter, which is the largest planet of the solar system. Originally, it appeared that the comet had a size of 1.5 kilometres. The study estimates 64,000 small pieces were released by SW-3!

However, between the end of 2002 and mid-2003, when SW-3 had its slowest speed, Jupiter and Saturn influenced the previously fragmented comet. The relative positions of these planets tended to cause the fragments to deviate towards the outside of the elliptic orbit of the comet. In other words, this gravitational action strongly supported trajectories of collision with the Earth.

Knowing that speeds of ejection can reach a hundred meters a second due to the exceptional outburst which SW-3 experienced, one can imagine that fragments are very dispersed. For example, the ejection speed of 30 meters a second, due to the worsening gravitational influence evidenced above since the beginning of the fragmentation of SW-3, represents more than 10 million kilometres between the main core and ejected fragments. The principal fragments will pass between 9 and 12 million kilometres of us. This results in our being exactly in the middle of the meteor cloud!

In spite of the empirical data provided in the aforementioned study, calculated by a Gaussian distribution of the fragments around the principal core, many unknown factors remain, particularly the fragmentation of SW-3. Fragment S is an obvious example. All the scientific debate about the collision, pro and con, of a fragment with the Earth comes from primitive evaluations, as the study referred to above reveals. In short, my critics assure safety, bolstered by press releases, predicated upon a hypothesis eclipsed by an enormous unknown factor that they prefer to evade.

This unknown factor is extraterrestrial intervention. Of course, no astro-mathematical model applies to extraterrestrial intervention! This is what I recently explained to a physicist who clings to Newtonian Physics. The safety of millions of people rests in the hands of very questionable theoretical study based on a traditional model for ejection of comet fragments whereas the original circumstances of these ejections were not traditional.

Regardless of counterclaims, accelerated fragmentations of B and G at the end of April 2006 has startled astronomers. It gets even better, NASA's deceiving “short-sightedness” was revealed in "convenient” updating of data! More than disconcerting, it is highly suspect. NASA's press release on my collision alert of May 25, 2006 was disseminated on an international scale, after my interview had taken place on April 24 on the main stream Coast to Coast AM radio show with George Noory, NASA sent out a press release on April 27th reassuring the public about the unpredictable character of this comet. It directly coincided with my prediction! It was not uplifting for me, but instilled greater doubt and distrust. I benefited by checking the data of the fragments on NASA's Near Earth Object Program after Elder Hale informed me that George Noory had expressed new concerns during a later broadcast which referenced NASA's Near Earth Object Program, revealing new, disconcerting data.

“Imagine my surprise” - of course I expected the news about fragment S, having previously emphasized its dangerously abnormal character. NASA's auspicious press release served to increase support my recent warnings. And not just a little: More than 1.5 million kilometres! This suggested to me that this could be expected, so I later checked NASA's belated data on fragments M, N, P, Q, and R at the same time as the fragment S, referenced March 24th - No notable change! Happily, I kept the proof of this likely deception, as illustrated by the figure of the fragment S below. It will probably remain archived.

One sees well in bottom on the left a distance of 0,0497 Astronomical Unit. Today, it is around 0.0750 AU, that is to say close to 1.5 million kilometres of additional distance according to NASA's spurious distortion of astrophysics. Two assumptions: Either it is an error which one corrected, (and that means that NASA can still make errors) or, NASA's uncertain! The assertions of NASA on  April 27th were premature at best.

Either there is INFORMATION HIDDEN FROM THE PUBLIC in connection with certain fragments, or it is even more serious! In both cases, my vision seriously gains credit from a purely scientific point of view. The continuation will confirm it.

Still recently (checked at the date of this article), extremely curious data appeared on the table of short distances objects of the Near Earth Object Program :


Close-Approach Date

Miss Distance


Miss Distance








Wachmann 3-BD 

2006-May-11 21:53 ±   11:11












The posted distances are 0.04 Lunar Distance or 0.00010 Astronomical Unit. This fragment SW-3BD would thus pass infinitely closer than the other fragments hitherto identified, since it should be at the date of MAY 11, 2006, with the third of the distance Earth - Moon. Two details raise the doubt. It appears with the first line on a list of 70 heavenly objects to be noticed! Particularly, it will pass to 21h53 (2+1+5+3=11) more or less 11H11. This last figure is esoterically known to imply “synchronicity”. It would appear that the person who wrote the data within NASA's Near Earth Object Program wants to “reveal” a message to the world saying : "It is a deliberate error exposing that this table is false!". If it is false, my hypothesis is plausible, and especially the worst of it.


Impact in the Atlantic.

In the images below, I endeavored to visualize the trajectory of a hypothetical piece of comet. By doing this, I wanted to check if my vision of eruption of underwater volcanoes, after noon, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and close to the tropic of Cancer, corresponded to the available scientific data. Then I reproduced the spinning angle of the Earth coinciding to the most probable trajectory of a fragment in direction of the Earth.

Visualizing that night has just fallen in Western Africa, the trajectory of the fragment would be precisely the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, close to the tropic of Cancer! Of course, the precision of the point of impact is impossible to determine in the current state of the available data (until the last moment). The remarkable fact is that the conjunction of the slopes (Earth + comet fragment) significantly substantiates my vision. However, we cannot confirm that it is the Atlantic Ocean which will face the fragment supposed to strike us, presently. A thing is certain: The fragment, attracted by terrestrial gravity (represented by a cone in the images below) will fall close to the tropic of Cancer! Its trajectory will pass by the center of the Earth as the laws of the gravitation require it. The direction of the movement of the celestial bodies in the figures below go from right-hand side and to the left, upwards.

The sun is on the far left in the above image: The trajectory of the fragment in the shape of cone crosses the ecliptic plane of the Earth, on the trajectory of the latter, at the time when our planet is there.

The purple line represents the trajectory of the Earth around the sun, which is virtually behind us (on the first image above). The yellow trajectory is that of the collision fragment. One sees, in contrast, the ecliptic plane.


One of the obvious aspects is that this cometary trajectory is direct, i.e. almost perpendicular to the surface of the Earth, implying minimal breaking through the atmosphere, and continuing  through the ocean before running up against the ocean bottom. Its energy will be enormous.


In comparison to the last images, the concentric wave may not be exclusively generated directly by the impact of the cometary fragment, but by the explosive eruption of underwater volcanoes on the mid-Atlantic dorsal having suffered the shock wave of the cometary fragment. It may be that a long period exists between impact and eruption, even one day or two. It was the case for the tsunami of Sumatra. Seven days before an asteroid hit Indonesia. In addition, the moon will be between Earth and Sun, attracting strongly the magma in the upper areas. This configuration was seen in different major catastrophes like the Sumatra, Iran and San Francisco big earthquakes. Remember that the last eclipse occurred in the Atlantic Ocean MARCH 29, 2006! Just two months before the event, i.e. the same time between the “Missing Earth” crop circle appearance and the SW-3 fragmentation.

The concentric circle causing the tsunami enlarges in a predictable way, but calculate the distance of the huge wave towards the African, American, and European coasts. On the day side, in South America, Central America and North America, the inhabitants will see the wave arriving. But in Africa, as in Europe, it will grow dark. It is even probable that the tsunami will touch the French and British coasts on MAY 26, 2006 a little after midnight. Let us remember that the tsunami of Sumatra took 220,000 victims in 11 nations. Calculations suggest 58 million victims in around fifty countries.


In the table below, we can evaluate the power of a comet fragment according to its size

The fragment should produce the minimum of one megaton (that is to say 50 times Hiroshima atomic explosion), producing 10 megatons (500 times Hiroshima) and causing a very great seismic reading at a magnitude between 8 and 9. But the true danger comes from the unique  configuration of the mid-Atlantic dorsal. Indeed, it is the zone of the world where the magma is the closest to the Earth's crust. In other words, any shock wave will produce a compression of the magma, which under the intense pressure, will explode with an enormous outburst. This vertical plunge will involve moisture above the surface of the ocean if the ocean floor relatively close to the ocean surface, producing an explosion similar to a spark-ignition engine which violently pushes back the piston by the expansion of gases.

It is auspicious to note that the Tropic of Cancer (located at 23° Northern), where the comet fragment would likely strike the ocean, is not very far from a particular site: Lost City on the Atlantis fault. In addition to the particularity of this mythical name (Atlantis), and of this unusually auspicious location (Lost City), this point is only 700 meters in depth! A comet fragment striking at the mid-Atlantic dorsal with a sufficient energy could awaken the chain of the underwater volcanoes there. Hardly 600 kilometres separate Lost City from the tropic of Cancer. In other words, it's a very tender zone for an impact.

The mid-Atlantic dorsal is a long line of mountains extending 65,000 kilometres and composed of very many volcanoes. The more closer to surface, the more explosive the eruption that will produce spectacular effects, especially near the Lost City, a site discovered very recently (2001), not very deep (700 m), and which offers a particularly unique geochemical anomaly,  according to data completed by IFREMER at the time of the EXOMAR marine exploration.


It is speculative to predict that the comet fragment will fall precisely near the Atlantis fault. Nevertheless, this probability is far from being null and is very likely to occur if the volcanoes are significantly shaken in order to activate them as my vision suggested. There exists more than 300,000 underwater volcanoes on Earth, including one substantial part on this dorsal. The precision of the impact is not imperative to create substantial waves, though extremely likely as several volcanoes will be become active the same day, creating a series of waves.

The figures above and below show the continental shelves bordering the emerged crusts in light colours. They will escalate the waves approaching the coasts.  

A cursory investigation gives rise to a certainty of the most probable scenario. Accordingly, the meteorite fragment considered in the event of MAY 25, 2006 will strike the mid-Atlantic dorsal, but will not be able, in any case, to generate, by impact alone, the giant tsunami in my vision. It remains that it is likely that no one locally will see the fragment striking ground since it will fall into an oceanic desert. The huge wave could be only the product of an explosive eruption of one or more underwater volcanoes, which under the enormous pressure exerted by the shock wave of the fragment will expel a great quantity of lava upwards and creating a rise in ocean water, as well as a correlative depression.

The waves of tsunami are propagated out of deep water with a speed which can exceed 800 km/h. Their wavelength from peak to peak goes from several tens to several hundreds of kilometres and a wave height from a few centimetres to several centimetres, so that they are undetectable on board boats. When they reach shallow depths, the waves are slowed down, which causes the formation of a destroying "wall". A wave of one meter can then become a 16 meter wave.

According to the site Futura-Science, "25 Member States take part in the alarm system to the tsunami (T.W.S. = Tsunami Warning System) in the Pacific, which supervises the seismic and maregraphic stations distributed in the Pacific Ocean in order to evaluate the potentials tsunamigenic of the seisms and to diffuse alarm with the tsunami".

In other words, we do not have ANY MONITORING for the Atlantic Ocean. The times of alarm will be reduced to very little time. As I indicated it in a previous article, only MEASUREMENTS OF PRECAUTION - to move away from the coasts or to go up on the heights - BEFORE the EVENT will allow to save lives.

The last largest tsunami which caused a quantity of casualties and damage throughout the Pacific was generated by a seism located at the broadening of the Chilean coast in 1960. This tsunami caused human and material devastations not only on the coasts of Chile, but also with Hawaii and further still in Japan. We see above the time lines, i.e. the position of the wave according to previous time.

The figure above shows the relation existing between the depth of the oceanic bottom, the speed of the wave, and its size. A wave slows down with the approach to the coasts, but, and that is quite disturbing, grows enormously bigger while arriving on the coastline. That means clearly that only a preventive alarm for MAY 25, 2006 will come from the measurement of a seism whose epicenter will be located on the Atlantic dorsal, EVEN IF THE SEISM IS APPARENTLY WEAK.

What could cause the tsunami could be the eruption itself, and not the wave of the seism. The tragic irony of this is that the International Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, subservient to its Member States, begins its FIRST TEST OF TSUNAMI ALARM... in the Pacific: Pacific Wave 06. This test, meeting the requirements to evaluate the reactivity of those countries, will take place on MAY 16, 2006, the period of the closest passage of comet SW3. The commission reminds us: "It will be clearly indicated that it is a test and not a real alarm".

Alarm will be given by the location at Hawaii. (It is precisely where I live!) In addition, the exact day when I finished this article, a REAL SEISM OCCURRED IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN, with a real tsunami! It is PRUDENT to pay attention to the indicator signs and go ahead with precautions. I believe that fate is made of very “synchronistic” signs.

The images below summarize the probable scenario of the tsunami in the ATLANTIC that I predict.

Although diagrammatic, these figures describe the specificity of the event. To create waves of 200 meters on the coasts, a wave located in the middle of the ocean should be enough. The impact need not be very powerful. Indeed, the shallowness of the Earth's crust will easily transmit the shock wave of the cometary fragment to the magma, which under the combined effect of the shock wave and the displacement of the weak mountainous buttress, will be crushed in its housing. Afterwards, by excessive pressure, a violent magmatic explosion will open the mountain and expunge the lava at very high speeds towards oceanic surface. An enormous wave will be formed.

A research shows, indeed, that the volcanism of a dorsal, particularly in the central rift, is very close to the broad magmatic pockets, where the mantle is partially fused. In other words, a sufficiently severe shock wave would be capable of generating a chain reaction. The explosion of the Mount St. Helens in the USA in 1980 was equivalent to 27,000 atomic bombs. Krakatoa projected 50 million tons of ashes in the atmosphere in 1883. In February 1953, a major eruption of an underwater volcano, accompanied by pyroclastic bursts, a hundred meters high, near the Lopévi islands  in the Pacific was reported. 

The French site 'Futura-sciences indicates that " the tsunamis, called sometimes seismic oceanic waves or incorrectly tidal waves are generated mainly by seisms, sometimes by underwater landslides, more rarely by volcanic eruptions and exceptionally by the impact of a large meteorite in the ocean. The underwater volcanic eruptions can produce really impressive waves of tsunami. The great eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in 1883 have generated gigantic waves reaching 40 meters above the sea level, killing out of the thousands of people and devastating many coastal villages".

A second phenomenon will make the situation quite worse. The awakening of the underwater volcanoes will inevitably be accompanied by a great earthquake, perhaps about 8 or 9 on the  Richter scale. This earthquake will inevitably have many counterparts. It will create other seisms in extremely distant areas. Very recently, Russia and South America experienced two great seisms in the magnitude of 7-8 on the Richter scale. But we are likely to experience what is called a "tsunami earthquake," i.e. a seism which produces an abnormally powerful tsunami compared to the magnitude of the seism.

The "tsunami earthquakes" are characterized by ripples from far ocean bottoms, faults of a few meters and smaller fault surfaces in comparison with a traditional seism. They are also slow seisms with a slip along the fault below the underwater bottom slower than at the time of a traditional seism. Two other catastrophic tsunamis originating from a "tsunami earthquake" took place in Java in Indonesia (on June 2, 1994) and in Peru (on February 21, 1996). The Atlantic dorsal very regularly experiences weak earthquakes. One sees on the image below this characteristic pattern.

This next seism in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean will probably be contagious, and will affect the whole of the dorsal, in particular the zone of the Azores. But this seismic activity could also shake the zone of the Canaries, that which researchers of Benfield Hazard Research Center studied carefully. It could cause a very large wave, due to the collapse of a whole side of the Mt. La Palma . The height of the wave created depends on many parameters. It could, in the worst case scenario, reach 600 meters when arriving on the shores.

One clearly sees by the figures above that the giant tsunami would reach the coasts of the American continent in six hours. But in the case of an underwater volcanic eruption, this time is reduced to approximately three to four hours. In my next article I will focus on what it is advisable to do to protect oneself according to the zones and countries.

Do not miss it on the site , your life, and that of your family or friends, is concerned.

Also see:

[1] Enfants des Etoiles, Eric Julien, Editions JMG, Avril 2006. English re-editing, Elder Hale

[2] La Science des Extraterrestres, Eric Julien, Editions JMG, Juillet 2005.


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[5] La Science des Extraterrestres, Eric Julien, Editions JMG, Juillet 2005.














Orbital elements of broken comet

In 1995, Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 did something unexpected: it fell apart.

For no apparent reason, the comet's nucleus split into at least three "mini-comets" flying single file through space. Astronomers watched with interest, but the view was blurry even through large telescopes. The comet was a hundred and fifty million miles away.

We're about to get a much closer look. In May 2006 the fragments are going to fly past Earth closer than any comet has come in almost eighty years.

"This is a rare opportunity to watch a comet in its death throes—from very close range," says Don Yeomans, head of NASA's Near Earth Object Program at JPL.

There's no danger of a collision. "Goodness, no," says Yeomans. "The closest fragment will be about six million miles away--or twenty-five times farther than the Moon." That's close without actually being scary.

The flyby is a big deal. "The Hubble Space Telescope will be watching," says Yeomans. "Also, the giant Arecibo radar in Puerto Rico will 'ping' the fragments to determine their shape and spin."

Even backyard astronomers will be able to take pictures as the mini-comets file through the constellations Cygnus and Pegasus on May 12, 13 and 14.

Ironically, despite being so close, these comets will not be very bright. The largest fragments are expected to glow like 3rd or 4th magnitude stars, which are only dimly visible to the unaided eye.

"Remember," says Yeomans, "these are mini-comets."

They're not like the Great Comets Hayutake and Hale-Bopp of 1996 and 1997. Those could be seen with the naked eye from light-polluted cities. The fragments of 73P, on the other hand, are best viewed from the countryside—and don't forget your binoculars.

The number of fragments is constantly changing. When the breakup began in 1995 there were only three: A, B and C. Astronomers now count at least eight: big fragments B and C plus smaller fragments G, H, J, L, M and N.

"It looks as though some of the fragments are themselves forming their own sub-fragments," says Yeomans, which means the number could multiply further as 73P approaches. No knows how long the "string of pearls" will be when it finally arrives.

This is very uncertain; indeed, forecasters consider it unlikely. But an expanding cloud of dust from the 1995 break-up of the comet could brush past Earth in May 2006 producing a display of meteors.

"We believe the cloud is expanding too slowly to reach Earth only eleven years after the break-up," said astronomer Paul Wiegert at the University of Western Ontario. "but it all depends on what caused the comet to fly apart—and that we don't know.

"The most likely explanation is thermal stress, with the icy nucleus cracking like an ice cube dropped into hot soup: the comet broke apart as it approached the Sun after a long sojourn the frigid outer solar system," he explains. "If this is truly what happened, then the debris cloud should be expanding slowly, and there will be no strong meteor shower."

On the other hand, what if "the comet was shattered by a hit from a small interplanetary boulder?" A violent collision could produce faster-moving debris that would reach Earth in 2006.

Wiegert expects to see nothing, but he encourages sky watchers to be alert. It wouldn't be the first time a dying comet produced a meteor shower:

"One outstanding example is comet Biela, which was seen to split in 1846, and had completely broken apart by 1872," he says. "At least three very intense meteor showers (3000-15000 meteors per hour) were produced by this dying comet in 1872, 1885 and 1892."

Assuming a thermal breakup for 73P, Wiegert and colleagues have calculated the most likely trajectory of its dust cloud. Their results: dust should reach Earth in 2022, "producing a minor meteor shower--nothing spectacular. However," he adds, "the ongoing splitting of the comet means new meteoroids are being sent in new directions, so a future strong meteor shower from 73P remains a real possibility."

The watch begins on May 12th.




The Sky is Falling
NASA researchers are mining old Apollo seismic data for clues to lunar meteoroid impacts

By: Dr. Tony Phillips and Dave Dooling, Science@NASA
Published: Apr 29, 2006 at 07:01

The Moon's surface is peppered with impact craters.
Up on the Moon, the sky is falling.

"Every day, more than a metric ton of meteoroids hits the Moon," says Bill Cooke of the Marshall Space Flight Center's Meteoroid Environment Office. They literally fall out of the sky, in all shapes and sizes, from specks of comet dust to full-blown asteroids, traveling up to a hundred thousand mph. And when they hit, they do not disintegrate harmlessly in the atmosphere as most would on Earth. On the airless Moon, meteoroids hit the ground.

Apollo astronauts were never bothered by these projectiles. The Moon has a surface area roughly equal to the continent of Africa. "If you spread the impacts over so much terrain, the probability of being hit is very low," says Cooke. It helped that the astronauts didn't stay long: Adding all Apollo missions together, they were on the lunar surface less than two weeks. "The odds of being hit during such a short time were, again, very low."

But what about next time? Following the Vision for Space Exploration, NASA is sending astronauts back to the Moon to stay longer and build bigger bases (read: bigger targets) than Apollo astronauts ever did. The odds of something precious being hit will go up. Should NASA be worried?

That's what Cooke and MSFC colleague Anne Diekmann are trying to find out.

The truth is, "we really don't know how many meteoroids hit the Moon every day," he says. "Our best estimates come from the 'Standard Meteoroid Model,' which NASA uses to evaluate hazards to the space station and the space shuttle." Problem: The Standard Model is based mainly on Earth-data, e.g., satellite observations of meteoroids hitting Earth’s upper atmosphere and human observations of meteors flitting across the night sky. "The Standard Model may not work well for the Moon."

For lunar purposes, "we need more data," says Cooke. Fortunately, there are more data. It comes from Apollo:

Clues to how often and how hard the Moon is hit lie in data from four seismometers placed on the Moon by the Apollo 12, 14, 15, and 16 missions during 1969-72. They operated until NASA turned them off in 1977. For years, the seismometers recorded all manner of tremors and jolts, including almost 3000 moonquakes, 1700 meteoroid strikes, and 9 spacecraft deliberately crashed into the Moon. All these data were transmitted to Earth for analysis.

Buzz Aldrin deploys a seismometer in the Sea of Tranquillity.

"Here's what's interesting," says Cooke. "Of some 12,000 events recorded by the seismometers, less than half have been explained by known phenomena. There are thousands of tremors caused by ... no one knows what."

He has a hunch: "Many of them may be meteoroid impacts."

"Apollo scientists were very bright," says Cooke, "but they didn't have the benefit of modern computers. We do." Cooke and Diekmann are now loading the old seismic data into machines at the MSFC where they can perform digital calculations at speeds impossible 30 years ago, rapidly trying new algorithms to find previously unrecognized impacts.

Critical to the analysis are nine man-made impacts. "NASA deliberately crashed some spacecraft into the Moon while the seismometers were operating," he explains. "They were the empty ascent stages of four lunar modules (Apollo 12, 14, 15 and 17) and the SIV-B stages of five Saturn rockets (Apollo 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17)." Their seismic waveforms tell researchers what an impact should look like.

A seismic waveform recorded when Apollo 12's lunar ascent module crashed into the Moon on Nov. 20, 1969.

Also, in 1972, a 1,100 kg (2,400 lb) asteroid hit the Moon just north of Mare Nubium, the Sea of Clouds. It was a major impact recorded at all four seismic stations. "When we look at the seismic waveform of that asteroid," says Cooke, "we see that it has the same characteristics as the man-made impacts—a good sign that we know what we’re doing."

Cooke and Diekmann will hunt for impacts in the Apollo seismic records using these known waveforms as a reference. In theory, they should be able to pick out tremors from objects as small as 10 centimeters (4 inches), weighing as little as 1 kg (2.2 lb). "Four inches doesn't sound like much, but traveling at cosmic velocities, a four-inch meteoroid can blast a crater as wide as your desk."

According to the Standard Model, such meteoroids hit the Moon approximately 400 times a year—more than once a day. (Picture a map of Africa stuck with 400 pushpins.) The Apollo seismic dataset can test that prediction and many others.

The analysis is just beginning. "We hope to find many impacts," he says. Regardless of the final numbers, however, their work will have value. "We're developing new algorithms to find meteoroid impacts in seismic data." Eventually, Cooke believes, next-generation seismometers will be placed on the Moon and Mars to monitor quakes and impacts, and when the data start pouring in, "we'll be ready."

29 April 2006
NASA rap doom scare
By Stephen White

SPACE agency NASA have rubbished claims the Earth will be destroyed in less than a month.

A former air traffic controller has predicted a comet fragment is heading straight for us.

But NASA have rejected Eric Julien's predictions, which he says came to him in visions and were confirmed by messages from aliens.

Julien says the world will end on May 25 when a chunk of the comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 ploughs into the Atlantic Ocean.

He believes it will cause a gigantic tsunami 200 yards high and the comet will trigger eruptions in underwater volcanoes, causing the sea to boil.

Julien, a former air traffic controller in Rheims, France, and senior manager at Paris's Orly airport, put his vision on the internet, where it sparked panic.

Message' sparks tsunami panic
By Ahmed El Amraoui

Thursday 25 May 2006, 13:15 Makka Time, 10:15 GMT

Julien claims to have received the warning psychically

Factfile: Tsunami impact
Experts discuss tsunami alert system

A website warning of a tsunami has spread panic in Morocco, despite the government's assertion that the alert was merely rumour - and the dubious nature of its source. 

The Ufological Research Centre said on its website last week that a tsunami could hit the Atlantic after a comet passes close to earth on Thursday, May 25.

Eric Julien, author of La Science Des Extraterrestres (Science of Aliens), claimed that the impact of a comet fragment would trigger powerful volcanoes in the Atlantic and generate a giant tsunami that would be destructive across the coasts of several countries, including Morocco.

Julien, who claimed to have received the information psychically, said that waves up to 200 metres high will reach coastlines of countries bordering the Atlantic.

The alert caused fear and panic among Moroccan citizens, though the Moroccan meteorological office dismissed it on Monday as insignificant.

The Moroccan news agency MAP quoted Mustafa Janah, the head of the Meteorological Office, as saying the comet would pass earth at a distance of about 10 million kilometres.

Citing the US space agency, Nasa, he ruled out any risk of a tsunami in the Atlantic Ocean.

Janah also said that "the Ufological Research Centre does not have technical means" to observe this kind of phenomenon.

But despite all the assurances, many Moroccan coastal residents have abandoned their homes and moved to higher ground, anxiously awaiting May 25.

Memories remain of the tsunami that hit Asia in 2004 and left up to 232,000 people dead or missing across large parts of the continent.

Less well known, however, is the track record of Eric Julien who, according to the Morocco Times, claimed in May 2004 to have been abducted by aliens who wanted to teach him to drive UFOs.

An article purporting to be Eric Julien's warning is available here - - under a banner for the "Exopolitics Institute, political analysis and activism in extraterrestrial affairs".

Less sensational information and news about the comet is provided here - - in an article on from May 19.


Tens of Millions of Lives Saved on May 25, 2006 Thanks to the Announcement of a Giant Tsunami for That Date

6/6/2006 6:06:00 AM

To: National Desk

Contact: Craig Boswell, 832-252-6406 or

HOUSTON, June 6 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Eric Julien declares that his alert of a giant tsunami, triggered by volcanic eruptions in the Atlantic Ocean which were to have followed the impact of fragments of comet SW-3, these fragments generated in 1995 by the intervention of a hostile extraterrestrial civilization, brought forth the success of the greatest exopolitical operation in history.

The forerunner signs of this possible event were numerous, and were secretly taken into account by various government administrations. A NOAA official issued a warning on CNN May 23rd about a new type of "hurricane" which threatened in short order the entire east coast of the United States, including those areas normally spared by hurricanes. He named this curious phenomenon the "splosh model". On May 25th, members of the U.S. Congress received a memo for an evacuation exercise to be held later that day. Likewise, FEMA -- organization which handles natural disasters - had planned a tsunami alert exercise for May 23rd - 25th.

Contrary to the declarations of NASA, fragments of comet SW-3 did indeed strike the Atlantic Ocean, as Julien forecast in his article published last April 11th. Despite the appearance of a series of waves of unprecedented height - up to 80 meters high when the known record was 34 meters - no tsunami struck the Atlantic coastlines. The alert of the former twin-engine jet pilot was actually conditional.

From his very first article on the subject (see ) Julien gave the basic reason for his alert, namely the planned use of nuclear weapons - affecting the planes in which ET's exist - in a possible war against Iran. The link between nuclear weapons and the presence of space civilizations on Earth has been clearly established by the author of "The Science of the Extraterrestrials".

Yet on May 25th, 2006, the U.S. government unexpectedly delayed its "Divine Strake" test which was to have played a role in the delivery of pre-emptive strikes against the nuclear installations in Iran. Since May 25th, relations between Iran and the United States have thus miraculously improved. The specter of a third world war has momentarily pulled back, and tens of millions of lives have been spared thanks to this program of information.

The threat of a giant tsunami by reportedly hostile extraterrestrials, relayed by the world media, had thus for effect the appeasement of international tensions. A well-meaning extraterrestrial civilization, according to Julien, intervened to minimize the awaited effects of the alert.

However, the danger has not yet been set aside. Eric Julien declares: "A catastrophe of an unprecedented size, stemming from so-called natural causes, may occur in the coming days if the media of the entire world does not inform the public immediately of the reality of the presence of extraterrestrials on Earth, in a documented and objective fashion, with an open-mindedness worthy of advanced civilizations in order to raise the public consciousness."

/© 2006 U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/


Ragnar Martinsen had a close encounter with a meteorite while seated in his outhouse

Meteorite in Moss

For the first time since 1969 a meteorite has gone through a European roof

The object was found last week after a water leak appeared in a warehouse.

"It must have had incredible speed and force, and had made a hole in a steel plate in the roof. People from a firm we hired in to find the reason for the leak found a black stone in the roof construction," Norgesgruppen press contact Per Roskifte told

Today Astronomer Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard from the Astrophysics Institute and Natural History Museum director Elen Roaldset were present to accept the Norgesgruppen meteorite.

"It has been a fantastic meteorite summer. This is a very rare meteorite, a so-called carbon meteorite, and it will get a fine spot amongst our others at the museum," said geologist Roaldset.

"This is an exceptional find! This is the first time since 1969 that a meteorite has gone through a roof anywhere in Europe. The meteorite is a so-called carbon - CO-meteorite. Previously only five falls of CO-meteorites have been observed on Earth, and the last one occurred in Russia in 1937," said an enthusiastic Ødegaard.

On July 14 a huge fireball flared across the sky in the southeast part of eastern Norway. Witnesses spread across a large area could observe the object while it roared and thundered across from a distance of up to 300 kilometers. The Norgesgruppen meteorite is part of this object that broke up over eastern Norway.

Bus driver Ragnar Martinsen was sitting in his cabin outhouse when he heard the noise.

"I thought it was an exercise at Rygge Air Station. The bang and rumbling in the air over the cabin was terrible," Martinsen told Aftenposten on July 16. A small, 35-gram piece of stone hit the ground a few meters away from him, an extremely rare sighting of impact.

Two days later a new and much larger piece of the meteorite was found in a garden near Moss. This 750-gram chunk hit a plum tree, breaking off three branches before burying itself seven centimeters (3 inches) deep in the lawn. The rock was found after the Johansen family returned from their holiday and tried to mow the lawn.

These three finds are the only pieces of the July 14th sighting found so far - and Ødegaard urges people in the area to keep looking for more.

Aftenposten's Norwegian reporter
Rolf L. Larsen
Aftenposten English Web Desk
Jonathan Tisdall

GSI, PRL get only crumbs from meteorite shower
[ 9 Aug, 2006 2105hrs ISTTIMES NEWS NETWORK ]

AHMEDABAD: The Geological Survey of India (GSI) was shocked to find that most of the meteorite fragments it collected from villagers through state authorities, were fake.

Apparently, most of the meteorite fragments that fell in and around Kutch last month are either up for sale or remain undisclosed as curious by local residents and officials.

On August 1, the GSI team collected meteorite pieces from Kutch and Saurashtra given to them by the respective authorities. However, after examination of the pieces, only about 80 gm have been found to be genuine meteorite.

This, experts say is insufficient for radiation studies. At least 500 gm of meteorite sample is required. Because of the lack of sufficient quantity of material, the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) was sent only 5 gm of sample on Tuesday.

"For radiation studies, at least half-a-kilogram of the sample is required. A 5-gm sample is useful only after preliminary studies are done," a senior scientist at PRL said.

Confirming that a large part of the material was "pseudo-meteorite", ZG Gevariya, director, GSI Gandhinagar said that only a small part of sample could, therefore, be sent for analysis to GSI, Jaipur and to PRL.

"Localites collected the material and it is likely they may have mistaken a large part of it to be meteorite," he said. Of the 2.5 kg material collected in Kutch, 1.5 kg turned out to be fake.

However, experts at PRL and GSI suspect that genuine samples were most likely cornered by local residents or government authorities. "People have pocketed most of the samples — localites, to earn money and officials as a souvenir," said a senior geologist at GSI.

This, he said, is "nothing new" and happens every time there is a meteorite fall. A member of the Kutch Astronomers' Club told TOI, "One piece was recently offered as sale to a geologist friend of mine in Morbi for Rs 20,000."

During the Kendrapara meteorite fall in Orissa in 2003, meteorite pieces weighing a few g were sold to tourists for $100 each. Dr SK Bhattacharya, dean of PRL told TOI that during meteorite falls in remote places, it becomes essential to send search teams to "build confidence among localites and coax them into handing over the pieces to scientists".

"This happened during the Dhajala meteorite fall in 1976 also when localites refused to part with samples because they wanted to sell or worship them," he said. But Gevariya said that the department had not come across any reports of people selling meteorite pieces.