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Old 04-15-2013, 04:46 PM   #187
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Originally Posted by mhgaffney View Post
We are being told that an itty bitty object (the nucleus of comet Hale Bopp), an object too small even to show up in that photo -- outgassed a cloud of hydrogen gas 60 million miles across.
What's the density of the interplanetary medium?

Originally Posted by mhgaffney
If you believe these folks - -then I have some tropical real estate in Nome AK I'd like to show you.
Can you explain how Hale-Bopp was not destroyed by the inflow of matter accumulating upon it?

Show me the flaws in Plait's calculation. Can you do the math?
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