Contact: Jeffrey Goodman Ph.D., 520-885-5874, [email protected]; www.thecometsofgod.com
MEDIA ADVISORY, Nov. 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- On November 18, 2010 after taking a closer look at the surprising Deep Impact spacecraft photos of Comet Hartley 2 taken on November 4, 2010, NASA announced an even greater marvel. They saw that a 'comet snowstorm' engulfs Comet Hartley. This "comet snowstorm," a 20 mile wide ice cloud around the comet was "glistening with chunks of ice and snow, some of them as large as a basketball." These chunks of ice and snow seem to be emerging from the same vents that are shooting out jets of gas. "We've never seen anything like this before," says University of Maryland professor Mike A'Hearn, principle mission investigator. "This is a genuinely new phenomenon," says Jessica Sunshine also from the University of Maryland.
Archeologist and geologist Dr. Jeffrey Goodman in Tucson, Arizona says that the Bible refers to "basketball size" chunks of ice such as those NASA saw with Comet Hartley. In the Seventh Vial of the Book of Revelation verse 16:21 says, "And there fell upon men a great hail (ice) out of heaven every stone about the weight of a talent (about 100 pounds)." (Recall, Joshua 10:5-14 where great hailstones fell during Joshua's victory over the Amorites). Dr. Goodman explains in his book "THE COMETS OF GOD" that a hailstone weighing nearly 100 pounds would represent a sphere of frozen water somewhat larger than a basketball. So long before the surprising photos of Comet Hartley 2, the Bible correctly refers to: 1) the vents in an active comet's crust, 2) tells how these vents can spew out poisonous gas that can kill men, and 3) tells how comets can be associated with basketball sized chunks of ice. Goodman adds that NASA's photos also help us to see that Job 38:22-23(NIV) is a reference to the comets of the Oort Cloud when it asks "Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail, which I reserve for times of trouble, for days of war and battle?" Goodman reports that most of the scientific data learned about comets in the last 25 years has already been recorded in the Bible!
Dr. Goodman says that most of the major catastrophes described and prophesied in the Bible can be explained as a consequence of cometary phenomena. From Noah's Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the Exodus out of Egypt to Revelation's mysterious events, Goodman's 20 years of research indicates comet activity as the smoking gun. Added information is available at www.thecometsofgod.com. To arrange an interview with Dr. Goodman please see the contact information given above. Dr. Goodman's books on archeology have had major media coverage.