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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 Nesvorný 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 […]
[See here for a news article from December previewing Melott’s March publication.]
I’m still unpacking these two brand new papers from Adrian Melott and A.E. Carlson comparing the atmospheric signals of the Tunguska Event and the start of the Younger Dryas, but they appear relatively positive from standpoint […]
Paul Heinrich over at the Hall of Maat provides some fine links on the big cold bangs(s):
Direct Links to “Tunguska type blast detected in Antartica” Papers and Articles
Below are the direct links to the Antarctica Tunguska articles and papers:
Clues to Antarctica space blast by Paul Rincon BBC […]
I might be pushing the publishing envelope here, but this Science paper was available at several locations on the web for free with no sign-in. For the time being it is now on Scribd:
Therefore, a wave of micrometer sized Datura […]
Numerical simulations show that stony meteorites with masses in the 10*8 to 10*11 kg range may undergo total disruption during atmospheric entry in the lower layers of the Earth’s atmosphere, in a similar manner to the Tunguska event that occurred over Siberia in 1908 . Modelling also show that at a later stage of a […]
Big news from the recent Lunar and Planetary Conference at the Woodlands in Texas. A excited article from the BBC breaks the cool story.
A large space rock may have exploded over Antarctica thousands of years ago, showering a large area with debris, according to new research. The […]
Hubble pictures of fragment B of comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 taken on three successive days (April 18, 19 and 20of 2006) during its disintegration.
Napier Astro Model Ras
I just heard the Napier pap(i)er providing an astronomical context for the YD event can be had on the public access site here: Cornell University Library. I plugged in my name and am waiting for the verification code to be sent by email.
I’ll try to put the paper up on Scribed […]