Kerr Watch

Elapsed time since Richard Kerr failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 4 years, 11 months, and 3 days

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The Cosmic Tusk Newsletter


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 […]

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

Dr. Edward Teller


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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 […]

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 […]

The Paper: Green Fireballs and Ball Lightning

The paper was kindly provided by the author, Dr. Stephen Hughes, and his university website here:

Green Fireballs and Ball Lightening


Approaching Comet Schwassmann–Wachmann spawned Australian Fireballs in 2006

Green fireballs that streaked across the sky and rolled down an Australian mountainside four years ago, spurring reports of UFOs in the area, might have been meteors and ball lightning, a researcher suggests.

At least three traffic-light green fireballs brighter than the moon but not as bright […]

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



Brazil 2012

Iowa 1875 and here


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 […]