cometary chemistry

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Postby Brian Jordan » Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:36 pm

We don't know yet what the findings of the Rosetta mission will be but there's a good chance that they will suggest that the bulk of the water on Earth came from cometary bombardment.
It would be unkind to Ham and his like to suggest that they're not already working on how the results will fit into their cosmology. An obvious conclusion would be that all that water was delivered by comets at the onset of Noah's flood.
Other problems with this preclusion arise but for now, perhaps they'd like to explain how such a bombardment could occur within such a short period.
The Rosetta scientists have used Newton's allegedly YECist work to plot the amazing conjunction we've seen this week. Surely the YECs will be able to calculate how a cometary shower that no umbrella could repel might have happened 4,500 years ago. Did every comet hit its target? Could Philae be sitting on one that missed? Surely we should be told.
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Re: cometary chemistry

Postby Peter Henderson » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:00 pm

I think Danny Faulner has written several pieces on cratering Brian, so the results of the Rosatta mission will no doubt fit in with this.

Nothing this mission throws up will faze them. You can rest assured of that.
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Re: cometary chemistry

Postby a_haworthroberts » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:00 pm

This is just one comet of course. And which I will not try to pronounce.

I thought I heard on a past TV programme (though I don't know how the scientists reached their conclusion) that one or more comets are thought to contain a slightly different ratio (to that found on Earth) of 'normal' water and heavy water.

I think this may have been the BBC programme shown in November last year about the ill-fated Comet ISON. (Now unavailable online I think.)
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