Comet NEAT (C/2002 V1)
Let’s take a brief look into the history of Comet NEAT, as it
appears on the
www.space.com website, titled
Promising New Comet
Called NEAT Graces Evening Sky, written by Joe Rao, and posted on
January 31, 2003:
The first word about this new
C/2002 V1 [comet] reached the
astronomical community on a routine announcement card from the
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), Cambridge,
Massachusetts, the clearinghouse in the United States for
astronomical discoveries. The SAO also serves in that capacity as an
agency of the International Astronomical Union.
The I.A.U. Circular No. 8010, dated November 6, 2002, stated that
Steven H. Provdo of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory reported the
discovery of a new comet as part of NASA’s Jet Propulsion
Laboratory’s NEAT program.
NEAT is an autonomous celestial
observatory [Near Earth Asteroid
Tracking] searching for and studying asteroids and comets that roam
the same region of the solar system through which Earth orbits.
The NEAT system, using a 1.2-meter (4-foot) telescope, is located in
Hawaii and is a cooperative effort with the U.S. Air Force.
The following day on I.A.U. Circular
8011 a preliminary orbit for the new
comet was published. The comet was
then about 217 million miles (349
million kilometers) from the Sun. It was
projected to make its closest approach to
the Sun (called “perihelion”) at a
distance of 9.2 million miles (14.8
million kilometers) on February 18, 2003. That’s just under
one-tenth the Earth’s average distance from the Sun.
Let’s turn now to an article written by Fintan Dunne, editor of the
GuluFuture.com website. The article is titled:
Welcome To Planet NEAT
Many NASA scientists are listening to
his radio broadcasts, according to James McCanney in his February 27th broadcast. Server bandwidth was
exceeded on the broadcast due to the increased volume of listeners.
In a reference to GuluFuture.com and other websites,
Professor McCanney complimented the “amateur scientists who have uncovered the
manipulation of images by NASA”.
Summarizing the current situation for new listeners,
“Something big is going on in our solar system right now. All the
planets did not form at the same time. And a new planet can form at
any time. The
planet NEAT is obviously a new planet.”
“The nucleus is probably about the size of the planet
Mercury. It is
in an orbit that is perpendicular and will not interact in a
gravitational manner, but action at a distance is the rule in the
“You could see the Earth react to
Comet NEAT. And NASA
shut down the
SOHO feed because clearly they were not getting the photos they
wanted. [SOHO feeds are live, real-time daily images of the Sun
through a variety of very sophisticated lenses.] The comet was doing
things it shouldn’t.
“All the satellite information on solar winds, etc., were giving
different readings. NASA is hiding data. A group of scientists are
in charge who are, well, liars. They are not talking about this.”
Internet And Disinformation
Professor McCanney said that people should
beware of the Internet.
“There is a lot of misinformation out there. A lot of
sites out there are giving misleading information.
“One piece of misinformation came out today that this comet was
about a six-kilometer-sized piece of rock.”
Later in the broadcast Professor McCanney detailed the second
misinformation in an
ABCNews.com article by Lee Dye.
“He quotes a David Morrison—who they say is a senior
He is saying that asteroids could collide with Earth and cause a
“Morrison is a very elderly man and they are ridiculing him.
Goddard are the two news release agencies for
is ABC News using Morrison’s name to talk about a possible threat?
“And the article quotes Lee Clark—Associate Professor of Sociology from Rutgers. What is he doing
talking about asteroids? Where are the NEAT impact team?
“Clarke says it may not happen for thousands or millions of years,
if at all.
“The article says nothing about
Comet NEAT. They knew it
was big, they knew it was inbound and said nothing. Why?“
they knew the public is smart enough to ask what else is out there.
And what if they came near the Planet Earth? The average guy would
realize this immediately.
“But the public realized one thing—that
Comet NEAT was huge. If you
can see a comet in broad daylight Sun, near the Sun, it must be
“Now, 2.5 years into a solar minimum, the
Sun is going crazy. We
have had about four comets come in by the Sun in a week.”
Later in the broadcast, Prof. McCanney revealed important
information about the NEAT Comet passage past the Sun.
rounded the Sun, it was in perfect alignment with Mercury. On the
19th [of February 2003] you see a very faint trailer. That’s the
electron beam that is connecting the comet to Mercury. Mercury at
the time was probably turning into a comet and attracting quite a
bit of material.”
“The response on Earth is incredible weather. You get very
exaggerated flipping of the jet streams taking place. Because the
jet stream is influenced by the solar wind.
“Comets at a great distance can affect us—as described in the
legends, which say blue comets are the dangerous ones.”
On February 27 I [R.M.] received an email dated February 24, titled
This Is Really NEAT, written by Edgar J. Steele:
After a great misery for mankind an even greater approaches.
The great cycle of the centuries is
It will rain blood, milk, famine, war, and disease.
In the sky will be seen a fire, dragging a tail of sparks.
• Nostradamus, Century 2, Quatrain 46 (1654) Something else truly
taking place in the solar system at this moment. A huge comet is
rounding the Sun, a comet twice the size of Jupiter (about 22 times
the size of Earth).
Some have seen it at sunrise and
sunset; otherwise, it is not visible
because it is occluded by solar glare. Essentially, it is coming
from behind the Sun....
NASA’s solar observatory has released a number of pictures of this
comet, but those stopped just as a huge coronal mass ejection (CME)
erupted from the Sun toward the comet. Some call these things
This comet is passing within 9 million miles of the solar surface.
In celestial terms, that is a very near miss.
You haven’t heard about this, have you?
Remember the hullabaloo over
Levy-Shoemaker? They were
pikers by comparison with what has been dubbed Comet NEAT.
Why all the silence this time?
I have read a good deal of speculation on several different Internet
sites. Some see it as biblical prophecy fulfilled. Some consider
this to be
Planet X, foretold by the
Mayans as passing
through the Solar System every 3,600 years or so. Some consider this
simply to be an awesome photo opportunity.
Some say the strange weather on
Earth lately is the result of an
effect caused by the Sun, which in turn is responding to
Electromagnetic fields reach hundreds of millions of miles into
space, you see, and are generated by all celestial objects.
Influences occur at distances far in excess of that between the
and Comet NEAT or, for that matter, between Earth and
The Sun has a regularly-repeating solar “sunspot” activity cycle of
approximately 11 years. 2000 was to have been the most recent peak.
Solar activity, rather than dropping off in year 12 , as it
always has, has continued to rise ever since.
Earth’s magnetic field has been weakening in an accelerating fashion
of late. The North Pole, which wanders anyway, has traveled almost
as far in the past 20 years as it did in the 100 years prior to
that, when it was located in Canada’s northern Yukon Territory. Some
hypothesize that Earth’s poles reverse when its magnetic field
reaches zero. The geological record proves the poles have shifted
many times down through the history of the Earth (metal flakes in
lava align with the magnetic field, to be frozen in place when the
lava cools, you see, just like the needle in a compass).
Maybe it is nothing. Maybe it is something. If something, it could
be the most significant occurrence in recorded human history.
Generally, the concern is not that
Comet NEAT will strike Earth or
even come near us (though I have yet to see a good description of
its path relative to Earth). Rather, the concern is for the effect
upon us through the electromagnetic interaction between it and Earth
and the Sun.
There is a secondary concern that something this huge could have
smaller objects following in its wake, or that pieces of it broke
off during the massive solar flare when it passed near the Sun,
pieces that might find their way to Earth. “Planet-buster” asteroids
can be as small as 1/3 mile in diameter.
Then, in an article from an e-mail I received on February 23, titled
Comet Side-Effects, author unknown, comes the following information:
Massive solar eruptions have
accompanied the close solar flyby of the
Comet NEAT Tuesday. One coronal
mass ejection plume at 05:00 hours 18
Feb., Tuesday morning, extended at
least 5 million miles from the surface of
the Sun toward the comet. Other
coronal discharges were observed
extending in excess of 12 million miles.
[Editor’s note: See representative
Of Comet NEAT
images to enlarge)
In the early hours of Thursday morning
[Feb. 20] around 6:30 a.m., the
discussion board (linked to the absent Kent Steadman’s
CyberspaceOrbit website) inexplicably went offline about thirty
minutes after participants discovered that NASA had been faking
web-images of the comet’s passage past the Sun on the morning of the
18th of February.
A web-image posted by NASA from a sequence of 7 missing hourly
photos of the comet near the Sun, had a tell-tale partial white
comet image below the observed comet location. The photo thus shows
two positions for the comet. This partial matched the exact position
of the comet in later NASA images in the sequence posted from the
A total of 7 hours of data from early Tuesday had
been missing from the hourly photographs released by the SOHO
project monitoring the comet’s passage. Also a U.S. military website
following the comet’s flyby did not provide new images from 11:30
p.m. EST Tuesday until late Wednesday afternoon. The images normally
update several times an hour.
At one point the website showed
pictures from Feb. 12, 2003 in their 5 minute update. The
implications given all this is that the current image data has
highly dubious credibility. The severity of the solar reactions
could have torn the comet apart, and even without this, the coronal
mass ejection could cause significant weather, geomagnetic, and
seismic effects on Earth. One side effect of the interaction with the
Sun may be that the orbit of the comet has been flattened.
calculations had indicated it would be directly overhead around Nov.
28, 2003, but if alternative theories about comet composition are
correct, then the close flyby could have altered the trajectory
There are numerous other articles available on the Internet
concerning the controversy of “tampered with” images from
I want to keep progressing with this story and there is a lot of
ground yet to cover.
In an e-mail I received on March 2
comes the following information:
We have witnessed far smaller and less relevant comets being given
more publicity and hype, yet when a few thousand-year event takes
place with a comet larger than a small planet (“It is far the
brightest and largest comet seen” says Paal Brekke, SOHO deputy
project scientist, telling
SPACE.com”), there is MEDIA COVERAGE
This when added to the data manipulation and silence from
NASA and other observatories leads us to one conclusion:
This event has everyone in authority extremely scared and they have
no idea what may be the final results of its trajectory or its
Silence is a strategy that a top advisor
to the U.S. government has already stated
would be the policy for impact or dangerous objects moving through
space. We may be seeing this policy currently being enforced.
Here are some quotes from the
Homeland Security Office one day after
the comet changed its trajectory, being influenced by a massive
solar flare. (This happened on the 18th of February.
Homeland Security issued their warning on the 19th of February.)
Here are some “give-away” quotes from the
Homeland Security website:
• “Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to make it
on your own for at least three days, maybe longer.”
• “Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such
as assembling a supply kit and developing a family communications
plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency.” (http://www.ready.gov/overview1.html)
• “You may have trouble getting
through, or the phone system may be down altogether, but be
• “If you see large amounts of debris in the air, or if local
authorities say the air is badly contaminated, you may want to
Do you think that terrorism will cause “natural” disaster or “debris
in the air”?! (That is a giveaway.) The only advice to readers is:
Be vigilant/be prepared. Please note that the preparation steps
issued by the U.S. government on February 19th at
the bare minimum and do little more than avert panic and limit
liability so the government can say they at least warned us.