Month: December 2012

Comet ISON, Newton's Great Comet of 1680, Solar Flares, and the 775 AD Eichler Event

Restored from the library fire 1/11/20

Newton’s Great Comet of 1680 Update: A couple of useful links and a popular article on the subject. I just learned of the discovery of Comet ISON which has apparently electrified the astronomy world for months. What then caught my eye was a paper from David Eichler of Ben Gurion University published just two months later and curiously […]

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Mayan Match: Baillie discovers correlation between ice core chemistry spikes and Mayan Long Count Calendar

Restored from the library fire 1/11/20

Mayan Calendar A Mike Baillie fan passed along this fascinating discovery last week and I hoisted the paper to the Tusk immediately.  Mike is on to something mighty interesting. Nowhere has anyone noted the corellation between the two early Mayan “Baktun” transitions and spikes in ice core chemistry from Greenland. Calendrical genius that he is, Mike even reverse engineers the data […]

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