Kerr Watch

Elapsed time since Richard Kerr failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 5 years, 10 months, and 1 day

The Rupununi event


The Rupununi event

I now move on to the suspected explosion over British Guyana in 1935. The main source for information on this event is a story entitled Tornado or Meteor Crash? in the magazine The Sky (the forerunner of Sky and Telescope) of September 1939(5). A report from Serge A. […]

THREEPEAT!: Jupiter takes third hit in two decades; second in a year

Astronomers around the world are shocked — shocked! — to once again witness a world busting impact on Jupiter. Regular readers of the Tusk know better. Notwithstanding patronizing dismissals urging us all to “move along, nothing to see here,” we know that the solar system is […]

Journal of Cosmology Part I: Napier

Crumbling Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Approaches

Today I added a link to the ‘Great Link’s on the right sidebar to a fine ET extinction and Younger Dryas Boundary round-robin thrown last year by the Journal of Cosmology. The Journal solicited a number of distinguished contributers both supportive and dismissive of the idea the earth […]

Smoke Linked to Gun: Napier upheld by Nesvorný and Jenniskens on Zodiacal Cloud and short-period Comets

Richard Kerr, the oldest rat in the barn over at Tusk competitor Science Magazine, has written a disturbingly matter-of-fact piece reporting the myth busting work of David Nesvorn√Ĺ and Peter Jenniskens (hereafter N&J) on the source of Interplanetary Dust and the Zodiacal Cloud. N&J are the same fellows who last month deduced massive […]