Kevin Heckle (9 July 2011)
"John RP -RE: The Elenin Conspiracy Vs. the Hemlock Waters of Revelation"
There is absolutely nothing wrong with your reasoning. Currently,
you would be generally correct regarding the size of a Jupiter-sized
brown dwarf in our solar system (if there was one) as compared to the
moon. However, you listed it as .06% but it would be about 6% the
size of the moon at 1/16th. When I calculated it at 27%, it was
not based on the specific distance that the comet Elenin is currently,
but rather some distances of Mars were it to be at that closest distance
in comparison. I did not base my assertions on the specific
distance from the earth to the object Elenin, as you did.
As of 7-7-2011, based on NASA’s specific data for comet Elenin input
into my software, it was at about 1.73 AU distance from the Earth.
It would currently appear at about 5.8% the size of the moon at that
distance if it were an actual brown dwarf star matching the size of
Even so, were the object to be that large at that distance, it would be
larger than any other object in the sky except the sun and the
moon. Even if it only reflected the light of the sun, it would be
the most prevalent object in the sky besides the sun and moon. At
its closest, Jupiter APPEARS to be 52 arcseconds wide. Based on my
personal experience observing Jupiter, at its closest you can make out
the cloud bands and 4 of its moons with a small telescope or even a good
pair of binoculars. If Elenin were a Jupiter-sized object at 1.73
AU it would currently APPEAR more than twice the size of Jupiter (111
arcseconds) at Jupiter’s closest. You asked about
arcseconds. There are 60 arcminutes in 1 degree of a circle and 60
arcseconds in 1 arcminute. 1 degree of a circle then would be
equivalent to 3600 arcseconds. At an appearance of 1900 arcseconds
in diameter, the Moon is a little over ½ a degree wide.
The very definition of a brown dwarf STAR is that it is a cold star,
having a surface temperature between 1500 and 1800 degrees Kelvin, that
is 2240 to 2780 degrees Fahrenheit. While 2780 degrees is HOT to
you and me, in stellar terms (comparing our hot sun), a brown dwarf is
very cold. It could emit a dull glow of its own, besides
reflecting the sun’s light. It would be impossible for an object
the size of Jupiter to be just a few degrees above absolute zero due to
the physics of such a mass.
If Elenin were a brown dwarf, the solar system would already be in total
havoc. While some may think NASA and the government have all
conspired to hide ‘Niburu’ and that the Elenin name refers to an
“extinction level event”, the evil conspirators would find it rather
difficult to contain the hundreds of thousands of amateur astronomers
worldwide and the tens of thousands professional astronomers not
affiliated with NASA should a brown dwarf STAR be currently coursing
through our solar system.
Elenin is a small insignificant cometary object that currently poses no
threat to our world. Should it get some gravitational tug
from the sun, Mercury or Venus as it swings around, I guess its course
could be altered to intercept Earth. That I could not predict.
According to Revelation 8:10-11, there will be an object known as
Wormwood or Absinthion (Greek) and interestingly la-anah in Hebrew, that
is supposed to fall to the earth and contaminate a third of the
drinkable water on earth. Even the book of Revelation describes
something small enough to FALL to earth which would exclude an object
the size of Jupiter. We would fall towards it. So something
like a comet could fall to the earth, breaking up along the way and
contaminate 1/3rd of the waters of earth. Comets are known
to carry organic molecules.
Elenin kind of sounds like the Hebrew lah-an-a (Strong’s H3939).
However, it is more the intention of the Greek text absinthion to infer
the contamination the falling star will cause to 1/3rd of earth’s waters
as absinthion is a noxious plant, a poisonous bitter herb like hemlock.
Isn’t it profound that a two-thousand year old book states that a
‘falling star’ named after a poisonous organic (wormwood) would
contaminate earth’s waters and NASA just recently found comets are
partially made up of organic materials?
See also Jeremiah 23:15.