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 is puzzling.”….. Brown explains: “Back in the […]

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

Dr. Edward Teller REPOSTED FROM:  http://www.project1947.com/gfb/cap21649.html [ – Blacked Out – ] UNCLASSIFIED CONFERENCE ON AERIAL PHENOMENA 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 New Mexico: Dr. LaPaz FBI: Mr. […]

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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 a future strong […]

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The Paper: Green Fireballs and Ball Lightning

The paper was kindly provided by the author, Dr. Stephen Hughes, and his university website here:  http://eprints.qut.du.au/38939/ Green Fireballs and Ball Lightening

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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 as the sun blazed over northeast Australia on […]

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The Bos gets religion?

Mark Boslough discovers Taurid stream threat in late June -- 40 years after Clube and Napier

Oh, lordy, bring me my salts. I do feel the vapours coming on. You could have knocked the Tusk over with a feather at the Apple Store yesterday when my phone linked to the The Bos in the Washington Post, presenting at 2018 AGU, and pimping to the world: The Taurids are a threat! The […]

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The Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis since 2007

According to Hancock

I recently discovered an essay from Graham Hancock that manages to convey both the profound intellectual significance — and petty scholastic drama — of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis since 2007. Hancock doesn’t note his good timing, but as he writes in 2017 it is the 10th anniversary of the Comet Research Group’s Acapulco AGU presentations introducing […]

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The Younger Dryas Impact research since 2007

I recently discovered an essay from Graham Hancock that manages to convey both the profound intellectual significance — and petty scholastic drama — of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis since 2007. Hancock doesn’t note his good timing, but as he writes in 2017 it is the 10th anniversary of the Comet Research Group’s Acapulco AGU presentations introducing […]

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Close to home

  Regular readers of the Tusk know we don’t dwell here on modern day cosmic interactions. But that was yesterday. Today a best buddy and long-time co-worker, Worth Creech, came into my office shocked to report….he had actually seen…..a daytime fireball in Raleigh! Well, I’ll bee. The Tar Heel State had an encounter with the […]

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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 Japan Miami Brazil 2012 Iowa 1875 and here 1913 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 Tusk is generally uninterested […]

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Roger That: Ancient Chronicles Inform Modern Science

Restored from the library fire 1/11/20

  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 Wendover regarding 794 […]

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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 have suggested the possibility […]

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Mini Tunguska: The Rio Curuca Impact, Brazil, 1930

The Day the Earth Trembled by John McFarland reposted from the Armagh Observatory here. When the sun began to rise on the morning of 13 August 1930 like any other morning, little did the inhabitants along the banks of the River Curuçá in the Brazilian Amazonas region, near the Peruvian frontier, realise what was about […]

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Kobres: The Case of Carbonaceous Catastrophes

From: http://abob.libs.uga.edu/bobk/caseof.html Holmes; Are you carbonizing onions or smoking rope in that calabash again? BY GEORGE WATSON LOOK AT THIS! GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! Neutrons out of something the size of a football from a sustainable D to D fusion. Seems it was thought up years ago by old Farnsworth, the fellow who invented television, […]

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Walt Whitman, Gustav Hahn, and the Great Fireball Train of 1913

[BLOCK QUOTES NOT WORKING, FOLKS, OFF SITE MATERIAL BELOW] From The Star at:  http://www.thestar.com/article/819730 An obscure painting by the Canadian artist Gustav Hahn (1866-1962) has played a crucial role in unravelling a literary mystery. It’s a story that blends art, poetry, science and history, and involves not only Hahn but also a great American painter […]

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BBC: Ball lightning 'may explain UFOs'

Ball lightning ‘may explain UFOs’ By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News Some UFO sightings could be explained by ball lightning and other atmospheric phenomena, claims Australian astrophysicist Stephen Hughes. The scientist has made a detailed study of an unusual event in 2006 when large meteors were observed over Brisbane. Their appearance occurred at the […]

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Fireball spewing Comet Schwassman-Wachmann returning in 2011

The revelation that Schwassmann-Wachmann (hereafter SW3) left a cosmic calling card during it’s last pass is significant.  The comet returns every 5.4 years.  The next pass should be around November 2011. Some time around then we could expect another cometary shower.  The intensity of the encounter would seem to be a function of the degree of fragmentation […]

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Australian Comet to Fireball paper here

A diagram of the ‘northern’ fireball drawn by graphic designer, David Sawell of Burpengary(about 7 km south of Caboolture) who saw the fireball travelling in a northwest direction. The characterof this fireball seems to be different from the western and southern fireballs. Green Fireballs and Ball Lightning Click here for full paper and other info Hughes, Stephen […]

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Shrill and Hysterical: NASA official seeks personal apology from citizen Catastrophist

When I worked in politics, we won a primary — and knew we would beforehand — when the opponent became, as was noted in the newspaper, “Shrill and Hysterical.”  To us, that meant we were doing something right because the opponent was losing her grip as the evidence of the pending loss mounted. We see […]

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