Kerr Watch

Number of days writer Richard Kerr has failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 3 years, 7 months, and 1 day

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From Space with Love: February Fireballs Nothing New

The Great Canadien Fireball Train of February 9, 1913 as painted by Gustav Hahn

See Tusk, December 2, 2010

Just sayin’:

“They all hail from the asteroid belt—but not from a single location in the asteroid belt,” he says. “There is no common source for these fireballs, which [...]

Bolide Shockwave Injures 1000+ in Russia: Black Swan — or I Told You So?

 

 

 

 

The Bos!

Slow feed but great vids

Plugged!: Younger Dryas Impact Event

Feb Fireball Season

San Fran

Cuba and video

Japan

Miami

Brazil 2012

Iowa 1875 and here

1913

Fireball Hush-Up?

NASA Urges Vigilance for Weird Fireballs

NASA 2012 Press Release “The Fireballs of February”

Year of the Snake?

Black Swan

As readers know, the [...]

Roger That: Ancient Chronicles Inform Modern Science

 

From The Telegraph:

Some experts highlighted an entry in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle which refers to a “red crucifix” seen in the night sky, but this occurred in 776 – a year too late – and does not explain why no remnants of the event have since been detected by astronomers. 

From Roger of [...]

2012 Slow Green Fireball Train in UK: Satellite or Meteor Break-Up?

I hate being dragged into these “modern” reports, since the Tusk specializes about this kind of stuff in the ancient past. But the UK event yesterday was really, really cool and I have posted before on these slow greenish fireballs.

Because of the unusually long duration and slow movement, some people [...]

Unclassified: Dr. Edward Teller and the anomalous nature of Green Fireballs

Dr. Edward Teller

REPOSTED FROM:  http://www.project1947.com/gfb/cap21649.html

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UNCLASSIFIED CONFERENCE ON AERIAL PHENOMENA

Held at 1300, 16 February 1949, in conference room P-162, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico. Present:

4th Army: Major Winn Major Godsoe Captain Neef AFSWP: Commander Mandelkorn University of [...]

Mini Tunguska: The Rio Curuca Impact, Brazil, 1930

The Day the Earth Trembled

by John McFarland

reposted from the Armagh Observatory here.

When the sun began to rise on the morning of 13 August 1930 like any other morning, little did the inhabitants along the banks of the River Curuçá in the Brazilian Amazonas region, near the Peruvian frontier, realise [...]

Fireballs from Heaven: To be or not to be?

Assuming a thermal breakup for 73P, Wiegert and colleagues have calculated the most likely trajectory of its dust cloud. Their results: dust should reach Earth in 2022, “producing a minor meteor shower–nothing spectacular. However,” he adds, “the ongoing splitting of the comet means new meteoroids are being sent in new directions, so [...]

Kobres: The Case of Carbonaceous Catastrophes

From: http://abob.libs.uga.edu/bobk/caseof.html

Holmes; Are you carbonizing onions or smoking rope in that calabash again?

BY GEORGE WATSON LOOK AT THIS! GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! Neutrons out of something the size of a football from a sustainable D to D fusion. Seems it was thought up years ago by old Farnsworth, the fellow [...]