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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 encountered a game-changing cosmic swarm 13,000 years ago.

These [...]

Morrison of NASA disputes findings of Younger Dryas Impact Team -- touts Tusk despite obscurity

Unfortunately, the overcrowded session ran late, and there was no time for discussion or questions. Even when their conclusions were challenged, most of the scientists in the audience chose not to respond. The result was a lost opportunity for real debate. Perhaps not surprisingly, the AGU session received very little press attention. Indeed, following the AGU and GSA meetings, the YD impact hypothesis seems [...]

Bang: Two new papers out concerning proposed Younger Dryas Event

Adrian Melott

[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 [...]

Thar' She Blows! Napier paper goes public

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

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Public Access: Napier's Royal Astronomical Society paper now available on web

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 — [...]

Just in from Vance Haynes at Murray Springs Clovis Site

C. Vance Haynes Jr.a,1, J. Boernerb, K. Domanikc, D. Laurettac, J. Ballengerd, and J. Gorevac

+Author Affiliations

aSchool of Anthropology and Department of Geosciences,University of Arizona, PO Box 210030, Tucson, AZ 85721 bDepartment of Geosciences, University of Arizona, PO Box 210077, Tucson, AZ 85721 cLunar and Planetary Laboratory, Department of Planetary Sciences, University of [...]

Vance Haynes wonderful PNAS article on the ubiquity of the black mat at Clovis sites

C. Vance Haynes PNAS Article on the Black Mat

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The PNAS paper that kicked-off the most recent phase of the debate

PNAS 2007

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