Kevin Heckle (15 March 2011)
"Comet Elenin hype"

 
Doves,
While there certainly will be an impact of a celestial object that destroys a third of earth's oceans according to the book of Revelations, it appears that Comet Elenin ain't it.  All of the orbital parameters and orbital diagram are listed at this link:
 
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=C%2F2010%20X1;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb
 
On the bottom right hand side there is a number called Earth MOID, that is the the 'minimum orbital intersect distance' to the earth.  The value is .306402 AU which is 4.58 million kilometers.  To compare, the moon is an average distance of only 382,500 kilometers from the earth.  The closest the comet will come to earth is almost 12 times the distance between the earth and the moon. 
 
Another element of the orbital parameters is listed on the left hand side as "i".  This is the inclination in degrees, of Comet Elenin to the orbital plain of the earth.  If you can imagine the earth rolling around the perimeter of a round trampoline, Elenin would come from below the surface of the trampoline, at about a 1.84 degree angle.  It would cross our orbital plain (trampoline surface), not our orbital path, near the center of the trampoline or very close to Mercury's orbit about the Sun.  The comet's orbit would then pass above the surface of the trampoline (imaginary orbital plain) and back out-away from our star, the Sun. 
 
Consequently, the one place where this object crosses Earth's orbital plain is two planets away from our orbital path.  Elenin is more likely to hit Mercury than the Earth if the comet holds to its current trajectory.  There is no factual evidence to suggest it will change.   If it changes direction to impact the earth this year, it will be changed by the hand of God.
 
YBIC,
Kevin Heckle