Mitch Battros of ECTV has always asserted that the earth changes are due to the Sun, clinging closely to NASA images from the SOHO. Where he spreads utter nonsense on the internet via his newsletters, asserting that an object several times the size of Jupiter (comet 2002 V1, NEAT, second below) is rounding the Sun, he is into uttering threats at anyone who does not support his Line of Disinformation (first below)!
Re: Earth Changes TV/Breaking News - SOHO Is Down; And Maybe For Good Fri, 27 Jun 2003 10:02:25 -0500 From: Mitch Battros <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Earth Changes TV> You may remember the old computer term GIGA. (Garbage in-Garbage out). > It speaks volumes of you when you use zeta, beta, theta, pudding in > pie as your resource.> Geoff and Caroline Cole wrote: >> There's are a series of early morning photographs taken by someone >> at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), one of which is: >> ../teams/rogue/nancy113.htm >> If you will notice (contrary to the attacks on what is seen) a full moon >> is never seen in the same section of sky as a rising sun, since the >> moon's glow is just reflected sunlight, so a full moon (as this is claimed >> to be by the attackers) must always be in the opposite. Planet X? >> Mitch Battros wrote: >>> Okay miss freak. Put up or shut up. Lay out your evidence, or come >>> forth and state it is nothing more than your "conjecture" based on >>> aliens, guides, and the bogeyman. I know it is hard to break away >>> from a cult following, but it would do you and your family good. >>> Remember, Zeta aka Nancy is facing a lawsuit, perhaps you will be next. >>> Geoff and Caroline Cole wrote: >>>> It's Planet X, my dear man. When are you going to admit it? >>>> Mitch Battros wrote: >>>>> I am unsure of the cause other then to say it is part of a natural cycle. >>>>> Not a eleven year cycle as Nasa would have us believe, but a "Mega >>>>> Cycle" which occurs in the thousands of year range. For the 'planet-x' >>>>> community, I will go on record once again to say, I have seen no >>>>> evidence whatsoever which would indicate a planet the size of Earth >>>>> or even the size of a simple large asteroid (5 miles diameter) anywhere >>>>> in or near our solar system. Those of you who believe in the zeta cult >>>>> will just keep on believing. I am not here to dictate what "your truth" >>>>> is supposed to be. I can only speak of "my truth".
Mitch led the disinformation campaign re comet 2002 V1, NEAT, announcing to the world via his newsletter that he had personally measured the comet at twice the size of Jupiter:
Something's Up With Comet "C/2002 V1" 02/23/03 by Mitch Battros (ECTV)
There is a great deal of noise circulating the newsrooms surrounding the arrival of comet "C/2002 V1". There is good reason it should be. First I want to bring attention to the SOHO (solar and heliospheric observatory) photos made available by Nasa and JPL. It appears there may have been a grave mistake, or another cover up by the United States Space Agencies. First take a look at the photo which is circulating the internet. Photo: http://science.nasa.gov/spaceweather/swpod2003/21feb03/soho1.gif Note: when viewing the SOHO photos, remember to reverse the east and west limbs. This does not affect north and south. You can see comet "C/2002 V1" coming in from the north and coming around the western limb. As the comet heads down towards the western side, we see a tremendous CME (coronal mass ejection) explode from the Sun, directly towards the comet. No one disputes this fact. However, what we can see clearly in this next photo is the photo had been turned upside down. That's right, upside down. Photo: http://soho.nascom.nasa.gov/hotshots/2003_02_12/C2002_v1.gifThis means the CME is directly Earth bound. If this is correct, watch for sudden windstorms to occur. Also watch for huge and spectacular Aurora's which may come down to 35 degree's latitude. Keep an eye on the Kp index and GOES for spikes in geomagnetic flux. http://www.maj.com/sun/noaa.html Now, lets consider the size of this comet. I had to take a double look when I located the diameter of comet "C/2002 V". It is approximately 176,000 miles across. This is twice the size of Jupiter. Twenty two times the size of Earth. Remember, the size of the last known "planet buster" asteroid 65 million years ago was bout 6 miles in diameter. Any celestial orb 1 kilometer or (.6 miles) is considered a great danger to Earth. This would mean even a small particle from the tail of this comet could be devastating. I do not believe there is any danger of a near miss, however, there is no doubt in my mind, a celestial orb of this size coming into our solar system will have an effect on ever planet. Just what that will be, no one in the science community really knows.This story is only beginning to develop. I believe some of our astronomy colleagues will be coming forward with new information in the coming days. Hmm, nothing like a war to distract a person looking to the sky's. But perhaps this surge of energy we witnessed last Friday will continue. Perhaps an invasion of Iraq can be avoided, while at the same time safety of all counties can be secure. Again, only time will tell how this plays out.
Then blaming NASA for a doctored image on its web site! Mitch bases his information on NASA, and now it is discredited? We certainly know that Mitch is discredited, as a comet twice the size of Jupiter is hardly likely.
Sometimes We Have To Eat A Little Crow; Comet 'C/2002V1' Facts 02/28/03 by Mitch Battros (ECTV)I have just completed my interview on our ECTV "Live" Radio Hour with Dr. Tom Van Flandern. Dr. Van Flandern spent 20 years at the U.S. Naval Observatory, where he became the Chief of the Celestial Mechanics Branch. He is also a NASA astronomer and consultant. It was not far into the interview when I realized I had been duped. Now having learned the facts, I will be the first to admit it. I believe it is more important to publish the facts, then to save my little hurt pride. But wait, there is more. It appears NASA themselves were caught off guard as well. Nasa appears to be just as anxious for publicity as any other news agency. They may have been a little to anxious getting the story out (just I as was guilty of), prior to closer examination. This is what we think happened...it is extremely possible a grad-student or apprentice inside Nasa were practicing their new found imaging skills on a 'not so unusual' comet. This comet just happened to be named "C/2002 V1". The photo's and trajectory of comet C/2002 V1 are real and original. What our friendly Nasa grad-student or apprentice did, was super-impose the imaging to highlight the comet and its path. It would be as if you took a snap shot of any item with a background, then pulled the item away from the background so it would be larger and easily noticed. It was the same as if you put your hand out at arms length with any background such as a colored wall; then bring your hand towards your face. Try this right now to get a quick understanding. The size of your hand never changes, but it looks ten times larger the closer you bring it towards your face. This is what in fact happened. This incident may very well have been an innocent act. Or, it could have been a grave joke on Nasa, me, and everyone else. The idea of grad-students might explain the upside-down and the wrong year on the second photo. What is a bit unsettling, is the fact Nasa themselves bought off on it. The photos I have shown you are indeed authentic and from Nasa. What happened next, were eager reporters and inside Nasa public relation employees who saw this image and jumped all over it. Guilty!!! :-) Here are the links which clearly show they originated from Nasa itself. Photo 1: http://science.nasa.gov/spaceweather/swpod2003/21feb03/soho1.gif Photo 2: http://soho.nascom.nasa.gov/hotshots/2003_02_12/C2002_v1.gif Well what about the CME? This too, is real and original. However, the distance between the Sun and the comet is vast. It is quite possible the two are unrelated. It is also possible, they are. What one has to consider is the distance. It is nowhere near what it seems in the photo. Here are the facts: Comet C/2002 V1 The size of the nucleus (the solid center of the comet) is approximately 0.5 to 0.7 kilometers. 1 kilometer = 0.6 miles The size of the coma (this is the glowing snowball) is indeed the size of two Jupiter's. Approximately 293,000 kilometers or 176,000 miles in diameter. All in all, this was just another near miss comet we have seen almost 500 times from the view of the SOHO satellite. If this was the I Love Lucy show, I would say to Nasa "Luucccy, (Naaassssa) you have lotof esplaining to do". The taste of Crow feathers might go better with a little mud pie!