From: Nancy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: 1997 XF11 & Orion - YES!!!
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 04:05:30 GMT
In article <email@example.com> John Harper writes
> According to the elements I just plugged into SkyMap,
> it's mag 20 and is between Orion and Gemini. ...
Here's a word from the Zetas too.
In keeping with a policy to begin alerting the populace to the coming horrendous cataclysms that will strike the Earth in her near future, due to the passage of what is often called the 12th Planet, in keeping with a term made famous by Sitchen for the rougue planet coming back for a passage in 2003, you will find a reformed government willing to point you in the right direction, so you will NOTICE what you have up until now been directed away from. If this makes you nervous, check out the Troubled Times content, as these folks have been preparing for your panic, and have some answers.
(End ZetaTalk[TM]) ...
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (jerry and judy)
Subject: Re: Asteroid 1997 XF11 Orbital Elements?
Here it is from three sources (I cant vouch for their accuracy)
1997 XF11 Orbital Elements: The following orbital elements are taken from MPC 31283: 1997 XF11 Epoch 1997 Dec. 18.0. TT = JDT 2450800.5 Williams M 96.67585 (2000.0( P Q n 0. Peri. 102.47343 +0. +0. a 1.4417178 Node 214.12698 -0. +0. e 0.4837452 Incl.
1997 XF11 - Daily Ephemeris: The following daily ephemeris is from the orbital elements on MPC 31283: Date TT T. A. (2000) Decl. Delta r Elong. Phase V 1998 02 06 06 16.03 +16 26.9 1.159 1.992 136.4 20.0 19.8 1998 02 07 06 15.39 +16 30.4 1.170 1.995..
Definition Name a e i Orbit U Last Obs. code Mag. 1997 XF11 1.44 0.48 4 31283 5 1998 Feb. 4 711
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Subject: 1997 XF11 WONT hit Earth
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 1998
ASTEROID WILL MISS EARTH BY "COMFORTABLE DISTANCE" IN 2028
Asteroid 1997 XF11 will pass well beyond the Moon's distance from Earth in October 2028 with a zero probability of impacting the planet, according to astronomers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA. The asteroid "is predicted to pass at a rather comforable distance of about 600,000 miles (about 960,000 kilometers) in 2028," reported Dr. Donald K. Yeomans and Dr. Paul W. Chodas, JPL scientists who specialize in computing the predicted orbits of comets, asteroids, planets and other bodies in the solar system.
Data on the asteroid from March 1990 (well before its discovery in December 1997) was integrated into the orbit calculations by Yeomans and Chodas to arrive at the distance the asteroid will pass Earth. The 1990 observations of the object were found today in the Palomar Planet Crossing Asteroid Survey conducted at Caltech's Palomar Observatory, by JPL's Eleanor Helin and Ken Lawrence and by Brian Roman, formerly of JPL. Even prior to the discovery of the earlier Palomar observations, however, Yeomans and Chodas had determined that the impact probability would be zero. The new calculations further underscore that conclusion, they said. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology.