On Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:25:23 AM UTC-7, ***@m.nu wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:32:55 -0500, "Andrew"
> <***@usa.net> wrote:
> ><***@m.nu> wrote in message news:***@4ax.com...
> >> "Andrew" wrote:
> >>> https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1801/c2016_r2_2018_01_07dpjjc.jpg
> >>>Inbound from the Oort Cloud, its ion tail is a shade of pretty blue.
> >> Wow you are an total idiot aren't you.... When the something is closer
> >> in the foreground than it is in the background that means that is
> >> moving AWAY from you.....
> >That depends.
> No it does NOT..... If part of an object is bigger that means it is
> >> Or were you too fucking stupid to realize that?
> >A comet's tail always trails away from the Sun
> >regardless of the trajectory of the comet itself.
.> No it does not, You are an incredible fucking moron..... When a comet
.> is in the oort cloud it only has 1 tail and it is not a tail produced
.> by the sun. You are such a fucking moron.
I think Andrew's subject line may be confusing. We are not
seeing this object "in the Oort cloud". We can't even see
the Oort cloud -- dark objects 100,000 AUs away from us.
It's a hypothesis, one that makes sense of phenomena, but
not something that has been directly observed.
At the time the photo was taken, the object was 3 AUs out,
somewhere between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
Andrew took the line "inbound from the Oort could" from the
description at the Astronomy Picture of the Day's site. I'd
suggest he might want to leave the descriptions on in the future.