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Do superstitions asteroids comets meteors have scientific basis?

Asked on 09/20/2013 at 6:06 AM
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  • Posted by Jok on 09/24/2013 at 7:37 AM
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    Yes
  • Posted by Joshua ... on 09/24/2013 at 6:40 PM
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    If there is a comet passed, many said that there was a war
  • Posted by Schiz on 09/25/2013 at 8:11 AM
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    Some say that during this event the whole month will be bountiful to those countries that can see it..
  • Posted by jamaica p. on 09/28/2013 at 3:05 AM
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    yes.
  • Posted by marklin on 09/30/2013 at 5:59 AM
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    there will be a doomsday
  • Posted by khrizza on 10/01/2013 at 6:34 AM
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    superstitious about comets and asteroids have absolutely no scientific basis whatsoever>>
  • Posted by KHRIZZA SAMPIANO on 10/01/2013 at 6:35 AM
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    HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO SCIENTIFIC BASIS.
  • Posted by KHRIZZA SAMPIANO on 10/01/2013 at 6:46 AM
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    the comet is not asteroid bec.asteroid are made up of rocky fragments and comet is made up of icy bodies....
  • Posted by Mecs on 10/02/2013 at 6:16 AM
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    NO SCIENTIFIC BASIS !
  • Posted by gwapo ako on 10/02/2013 at 7:39 AM
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    ang masasabi ko lang ay gwapo ako haha un lang un
  • Posted by maganda ako on 10/04/2013 at 11:36 AM
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    wewz, mahal ko naman si kenneth reyes ///'_'///
  • Posted by EJ on 10/05/2013 at 3:19 AM
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    sometimes yes,with the use of logical answers.but actually no,because in the example"When a meteor appears; war is upon us"You cannot say what will happen in the future.In some cause,maybe the asteroids,meteors or comets just came in time when a war or famine occured
  • Posted by Sekereme on 10/07/2013 at 12:27 AM
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    @gwapo ako:oi Putang ina mo Nonsense ka GAGO!!
    This is About Superstitions Hindi sa Itsura mo PUtang ina mo ka gago ka ang Kapal ng mukha mo HINDOT!!!!

    Sa Tingin mo ba may paki alam kami sa Mukha mong Hayup ka PUTANG INA KA!
    BWAKA NG INA MO KA GAGO!!!!!!
  • Posted by Sekereme on 10/07/2013 at 12:29 AM
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    @maganda ako:TANG INA MO WALA KAMING PAKI ALAM SA KUNG SINO ANG LOVE MO POKPOK!!
    BAHO NG PUKI MO!
    PUKI MO MAY UUOD!
  • Posted by ambot nimo on 10/07/2013 at 8:21 AM
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    ahhh ambot niyo?basta ako ambot?
  • Posted by Unknown on 10/07/2013 at 8:55 AM
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    Masasabi ko cute ako .. :D
  • Posted by marian rivera on 10/08/2013 at 6:58 AM
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    Superstitions about comets and asteroids, such as the fear that bad luck will arrive with Halley's Comet, are based in science only so far as that these phenomena do occur. The bad luck that comes along with them, however, has little to do with reality.
    Superstitions about comets and asteroids have absolutely no scientific basis whatsoever.
    puke mo
  • Posted by marian rivera on 10/08/2013 at 7:01 AM
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    Superstitions about comets and asteroids, such as the fear that bad luck will arrive with Halley's Comet, are based in science only so far as that these phenomena do occur. The bad luck that comes along with them, however, has little to do with reality.
    Superstitions about comets and asteroids have absolutely no scientific basis whatsoever.
    puke mo
  • Posted by huh ?_? on 10/08/2013 at 10:19 AM
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    what's happening in this country??
  • Posted by rosalie<3jovie on 10/09/2013 at 9:02 AM
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    no bec. if they have scientific basis then they will rather be called as scientific research or studies ^_^ *just my opinion....
  • Posted by dian on 10/10/2013 at 8:28 AM
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    salahat ng tumulong sa mga hinahanap ko maraming salamat sa inyo..
    sa mga hindi marunong tmulong mga piste kayo dapat nga parusahan kayo ng guro ninyo mga pwet kayo ng kabayo ko jajajajajaja aply kong mainggit..........
  • Posted by ewan ko on 10/13/2013 at 3:00 AM
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    Do superstitions asteroids comets meteors have scientific basis?
    Sometimes, yes, with the use of logical answers. But actually, no, because, in the example: "When a meteor appears, war is upon us." You cannot say what wil happen in the future. In some cases, maybe the asteroid, meteor, or comet just came in time when a war or famine occured.

    Superstitions about comets and asteroids, such as the fear that bad luck will arrive with Halley's Comet, are based in science only so far as that these phenomena do occur. The bad luck that comes along with them, however, has little to do with reality.
    Superstitions about comets and asteroids have absolutely no scientific basis whatsoever.
    Comets are generally seen as bad signs in most cultures all around the world, and the arrival of comets are linked to all kinds of misfortunate events. An ancient Chinese book from 300 B.C. collects the various disasters casued by comets, such as: whales die, war, conspiration against the emperor, fish, salt and riice become expensive, etc.

    It is believed by historians that the aztec rules did not fight Cortes in 1519, because he saw a comet, which he believed to be the sign of the end of his realm. Especially the comet Halley is seen as a bad omen: it is believed to have caused the plague of 141 A.D., the conquest of England by William the Emperor, the attack of Genghis Kahn of the Western world, etc. Even in 1909 people got panicked, and anti-comet sickness pills were sold on the streets.

    As there is always something bad happening in the world, i is very easy to link a coincidence to the appearance of a comet. However, some people still think that comets sign the doomsday, and some priests still call people to convert before that happens.

  • Posted by you know na on 10/21/2013 at 3:49 AM
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    ACTUally,i dont belive thAT THERE are scientific bASIS about thAT. SO I THINK MY answer is NO . there is no scientific bASIS about thAT SUPERSTITION.

    and we ALL KNOWa AS CHRISTIans,only god hAVE THE POWER all of tHat . so just PRay AND TRUST GOD WHENEVER THERE IS A COMETS OR asteroids visit our plANET.
  • Posted by gwapa22 on 10/22/2013 at 5:56 AM
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    masasabi ko.. walang scientific evidence na kakapagpaliwanag na may katotohanan ang bawat superstition,, pero keep searching nalang po..marami nian sa mga books at sa library or what so ever,!! :P
  • Posted by tyg on 10/22/2013 at 9:54 AM
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    kaun
  • Posted by ann on 10/27/2013 at 4:02 AM
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    copy paste lang mga sagot nyo

  • Posted by ultimate me.. on 10/28/2013 at 8:41 AM
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    Yes oh no,its no,no, i mean its no
    its just the answer is yesno thats all dude...no hard done..
  • Posted by king on 10/29/2013 at 7:47 AM
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    ang masasabi ko lang ay walang scientificong bases
  • Posted by king on 10/29/2013 at 7:50 AM
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    copy frist before you submit
  • Posted by bodoy on 10/29/2013 at 7:57 AM
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    project lang ang ipasa
  • Posted by Shin^^ on 11/01/2013 at 9:05 PM
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    Until now there is no scientific basis ^.^ .

    -pagod na akong mag-search para dito :'((. .Assignment ko kasi :))
  • Posted by K_ANN #08 on 11/02/2013 at 10:34 PM
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    ,AQ NGA NGHAHANAPNG SAGOT EH?????????????????
  • Posted by dwight rivas on 11/04/2013 at 3:16 AM
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    itot tuwing malapit ang bituin sa moon


    kasi yan ang sabi ng ate0 ko
  • Posted by .i. on 11/05/2013 at 7:58 AM
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    kikimidaki
  • Posted by LANGA on 11/05/2013 at 11:24 PM
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    MAO POD GIHAPON ANG AKONG ANSWER
  • Posted by JUN on 11/05/2013 at 11:27 PM
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    WALA KOY ANSER
  • Posted by 000000000000000000000000000000 on 11/16/2013 at 3:08 AM
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  • Posted by ghatab on 11/17/2013 at 8:10 AM
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  • Posted by fucker on 11/18/2013 at 6:40 AM
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    ang masasabi ko lng pangit kayung lahat...ang dali dali kayang sagutin yan...use your brain...!non sense kayu/////hobit...
  • Posted by ran_dem on 11/18/2013 at 6:45 AM
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    pakihanap sa google...ahehehehe...jowk...ang hirap nga eh...
  • Posted by war on 11/20/2013 at 4:09 AM
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    walang DN(DI NAMIN ALAM)hahahahah:)
  • Posted by ruth on 11/20/2013 at 4:11 AM
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    its nice to learn but i dont know the answers hhahahahhahah:)
  • Posted by kaka15 on 11/20/2013 at 5:46 AM
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    ayy nako hirap mag hanap ng answer -.-"
  • Posted by SaiTo on 11/20/2013 at 6:43 AM
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    ewan ko ang dami ninyong sinasabi???
  • Posted by glenndon on 11/21/2013 at 5:19 AM
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    maraming salamat sa inyung lahat. Nasagutan ko na ang pinapagawa sa akin ng aking guro. heheh. maraming salamat tlga
  • Posted by Gwapa ko on 12/03/2013 at 3:27 AM
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    No scientific basis!
  • Posted by John Constantine on 12/11/2013 at 4:16 AM
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    The Minor Planets or Asteroids
    History

    Towards the end of the 18th century the Titius-Bode law was found as a simple arithmetic expression which gave the distances of the known planets from the Sun. (The Titius-Bode relation fails for Neptune and Pluto. It is doubtful if it has any physical meaning.) This expression predicted that there should be a missing planet at about 2.8 astronomical units from the Sun. In 1801 a starlike object was discovered at almost this distance. It was named Ceres. In 1802 another object, Pallas, was found at a similar distance followed by Juno in 1804 and Vesta in 1807. All these were small bodies and became known as Minor Planets or Asteroids.

    The next to be found were Astraea in 1845 and Hebe in 1847. Since then at least one minor planet has been discovered every year. The estimated total of such objects, most of which are very small, is in excess of half a million.
    Names

    When a minor planet has been observed well enough for it to have its orbit about the Sun computed it is given a name by its discoverer. The first discoveries were given classical names but the plethora of objects has meant that the names, which must be unique, are sometimes fanciful and abstruse. Prior to its final name a newly discovered minor planet is given a temporary name which is made from the year of its discovery plus two letters from AA, AB through BA, BB etc. The final name is only given when the minor planet receives its official permanent number.
    Orbits

    The minor planets move in elliptical orbits around the Sun, most lie between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter with mean distances from the Sun between 2.1 and 3.2 Astronomical Units. There are, however marked peaks and troughs in this distribution. The troughs are called the Kirkwood gaps. These correspond to distances where the minor planet would have an orbital period that is a simple fraction of that of Jupiter. This would mean that the minor planet would be affected by Jupiter's perturbing gravitational field regularly every few orbits. Any such orbit quickly becomes unstable and hence is not populated.

    There are asteroids whose orbits fall outside the main group. There are two groups, called the Trojans, which keep station around points at Jupiter's distance from the Sun but separated by 60 degrees from Jupiter. It is likely that some of Jupiter's outermost satellites were captured from these groups of minor planets.

    There are a number of asteroids that come much closer to the Sun than any of the main group. A group of these which cross the Earth's orbit is called the Apollo group. These include the closest objects known to have approached the Earth.

    The asteroid with the largest known orbit is 944 Hidalgo which orbits the Sun at distances between 2 and 9.7 astronomical units.

    The asteroid with the largest known mean distance from the Sun is 2090 Chiron which orbits the Sun between the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn. It is possibly an old comet that was perturbed into its present orbit.

    1566 Icarus has one of the smallest orbits. At perihelion it is only 0.2 AU from the Sun (closer than Mercury) while at aphelion it is at almost 2 AU.
    Physical Characteristics

    The largest asteroid is Ceres, the first discovered. It is 1003 km in diameter. Pallas and Vesta have diameters of about 500 km and 30 more asteroids have diameters greater than 200 km. Most asteroids, however, are small objects only a few kilometres across.

    From a study of the variation in the light reflected by the asteroids we can estimate their shapes. The largest are approximately spherical but the smaller ones can be very elongated; some are even suspected of being double.

    The compositions of asteroids appear to be different, one from another. The theory that many of them have arisen from the break-up of a larger body would agree with the the idea that some asteroids are metallic, and came from the metallic core of the parent body, while the silicaceous ones originated in the outer layers. Many asteroids are very black and these are probably carbonaceous and are perhaps closely associated with cometary nuclei.

    The compositions of the asteroids are very similar to those of meteorites and this has led to the idea that meteorites originated in the asteroid belt.
    Observation of Asteroids

    The first asteroid to be observed in detail by a spacecraft was Gaspra, which was photographed by the Galileo spacecraft on 29 October 1991 from a distance of 10,000 miles. Its appearance is very similar to that of Deimos and Phobos, the moons of Mars, which are believed to be asteroids captured by Mars.

    On 14 February 2000, the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous spacecraft (known as NEAR Shoemaker) went into orbit around Eros (also known as "asteroid 433"). NEAR Shoemaker has been studying Eros ever since, giving astronomers their first opportunity to study an asteroid in detail. Regular updates about the mission's status and scientific work are posted on the NEAR web site.

    There is only one asteroid, Vesta, that is visible (just!) by the naked eye. Several may be seen through binoculars, but an ephemeris is necessary. The best way to identify an asteroid, if its whereabouts are known, is to draw a chart of the stars around the predicted position and compare the drawing with the sky a few nights later. The motion of the asteroid relative to the stars should enable it to be identified. The positions of the brighter asteroids are given in the Handbook of the British Astronomical Association and the Astronomical Almanac gives positions for Pallas, Vesta and Juno. All appear starlike.
  • Posted by Hunter on 12/11/2013 at 8:12 AM
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    grabeeeeeeeeee, salamat sa lahat ng sumagot ng matino, sa hindi naman salamat din dahil dinagdagan niyo ang sakit ng ulo ko. I am a science teacher in Harvard University, and as you know, I am super smart, a prodigy in fact, but I'm not going to boast about it. and the answer to the unanswerable question is no but at the same time yes.

    I'm only kidding, I really don't know that's why I came across with this website.
  • Posted by No on 01/03/2014 at 10:13 PM
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    No, because superstitions do not have logical explanation that's why it is called superstition not fact or scientific... right?
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    Some have and some dont have,,,,,,,,,,,
  • Posted by cvbfvbfbjkjhu on 01/08/2014 at 8:03 AM
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    Do superstitions asteroids comets meteors have scientific basis?
    Sometimes, yes, with the use of logical answers. But actually, no, because, in the example: "When a meteor appears, war is upon us." You cannot say what wil happen in the future. In some cases, maybe the asteroid, meteor, or comet just came in time when a war or famine occured.

    Superstitions about comets and asteroids, such as the fear that bad luck will arrive with Halley's Comet, are based in science only so far as that these phenomena do occur. The bad luck that comes along with them, however, has little to do with reality.
    Superstitions about comets and asteroids have absolutely no scientific basis whatsoever.
    Comets are generally seen as bad signs in most cultures all around the world, and the arrival of comets are linked to all kinds of misfortunate events. An ancient Chinese book from 300 B.C. collects the various disasters casued by comets, such as: whales die, war, conspiration against the emperor, fish, salt and riice become expensive, etc.

    It is believed by historians that the aztec rules did not fight Cortes in 1519, because he saw a comet, which he believed to be the sign of the end of his realm. Especially the comet Halley is seen as a bad omen: it is believed to have caused the plague of 141 A.D., the conquest of England by William the Emperor, the attack of Genghis Kahn of the Western world, etc. Even in 1909 people got panicked, and anti-comet sickness pills were sold on the streets.

    As there is always something bad happening in the world, i is very easy to link a coincidence to the appearance of a comet. However, some people still think that comets sign the doomsday, and some priests still call people to convert before that happens.
  • Posted by League Of Legends on 01/24/2014 at 4:38 AM
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  • Posted by clinethjale on 02/09/2014 at 12:05 AM
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    of course no, because it is called superstitious, means it's only the beliefs of some oldies, i mean, our ancestors, our grandparents, BUT, remember that some beliefs are true because, our grandparents will not told us this when they never experience this thing.
  • Posted by clinethjale on 02/09/2014 at 12:11 AM
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    HI GUY'S I'M HAVING MY RESEARCH IN OUR SUBJECT, GOOD LUCK FOR SEARCHING!!! TO ALL GRADE 8 SSC STUDENT OF MR. MELVIN GARCIA IN NEW PANAY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL. HALA SIGE !! PANINGKAMOT!! ('_')
  • Posted by Japjap on 02/19/2014 at 7:38 AM
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    Naghahanap ako ng matinong sagot pero ang mga sagot eh copy and paste lng naman pero salamat na din kasi ako leader ng science group namin at natapos na din ang problema ko. whew.
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