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Comet Crumbs

 • as the cookie crumbles comet
 • The Comet With a Broken Heart

watching CNN American Morning just got reminded of Comet 73P/Schwassmann Wachmann 3. first heard of this from crystaleagle (& Eric Julien who's predicting a "Big Tsunami" on 25-May) via piet on 20-April. astrologically, comets can be omens (it'll manifest some kind a way). since one of the comet's discoverers also discovered asteroids #448-NATALIE & #912-MARITIMA (which i've written about previously), i'll check Cycle #22 for anything that may resonate.

THEY'RE HERE: The many fragments of dying comet 73P/Schwassmann Wachmann 3 have arrived. For the next four days they will glide past Earth only 6 million miles away. The two biggest fragments, B and C, are easy targets for backyard telescopes. Look for them between midnight and dawn in the constellation Cygnus. Sky maps: May 12, May 13.

Friedrich Carl Arnold Schwassmann and Arno Arthur Wachmann (Hamburg Observatory, Bergedorf, Germany) discovered this comet on photographs exposed for a minor planet survey on 1930 May 2. The comet was then described as diffuse and magnitude 9.5. A few days later, H. Schneller (Berlin-Babelsberg Observatory, Germany) found prediscovery images on photographic plates exposed on April 27 and 29. —Kronk's Cometography

In 1995, 73P began to disintegrate. It was seen to break into five large pieces labelled 73P-A, B, C, D & E. As of March 2006, at least eight fragments were known: B, C, G, H, J, L, M & N. On April 18, 2006, the Hubble Space Telescope recorded dozens of pieces of fragments B and G. It appears that the comet may eventually disintegrate completely and cease to be observable (as did 3D/Biela in the 19th century), in which case its designation would change from 73P to 73D. —Wikipedia

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 • Fragmenting Comet Won't Hit Earth (video)

AQ 521 = COMET 73P/SCHWASSMANN WACHMANN 3 = BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND FINANCE (BEF) = DEATH IS KNOCKING AT OUR DOORS = DIFFERING METHODS OF DEDUCTION (Badiou on Deleuze) = FAIRY-TALE POWER AND SPLENDOR (David Sneek) = HEAVENLY FOUNTAIN OF ABUNDANCE = ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT INTERFACE (Software Development Kit) = THE GREAT NAME RIGHTEOUSNESS = UNIVERSE OF THE KOSMIC LOGOS (Cosmocratores) = UPDATED "THEORY OF THE SUBJECT" (David Sneek) = WITHOUT ANY OF THE AMENITIES (Scott McLemee, Lazy Me).

comet crumbles in Pegasus & Cygnus constellations (hmm). from Anne Wright's excellent Fixed Star site Cygnus associated with Tarot "Judgment" & historical events include: Challenger disaster, Martin Luther excommunicated, Bay of Pigs invasion, Potemkin mutiny, first Mormon temple dedicated, Selma-Montgomery march, Beatles first arrive in US, NAACP founded, Fatima visions, Exxon Valdez oil spill, Lenin returns to Russia, &c. Pegasus associated with Bellerophon & first flight at Kitty Hawk, Ford Motor Company formed, FCC created, first cable sent from Britain to America & several severe storms, tsunamis & earthquakes.

this one's interesting: April 9th 1993 Four US warplanes fired at artillery in northern Iraq; the Baghdad government denied afterward that the artillery had provoked the attack by firing at the planes (Cygnus). on 09-May came across a 1996 CNN article: U.S. Air Force jet fires missile at Iraqi radar facility — link popped googling 33rd parallel north.

Tags: comet, comet 73p, cookie, hopper
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