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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 1960s and 70s, amateur astronomers…
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question

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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…
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question

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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 meteor shower from 73P…
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question

Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question

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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 May 16, 2006. A farmer saw one with a blue tapering tail…
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question

Other Ancient Impacts

Deep Tusk Talk

New Light on the Black Death Bonus video to lighten it up This post is for total nerds. So stop here if you have a social life. Below I’ve excerpted a lengthy debate in the comment section of the Tusk concerning the timing and cause of global shocks since the Younger Dryas, in particular the eventful downturns of the last 2022 years. Tusk buddy Jonny McAneny kicked it off in the comment…
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Key paper reveals the astonishing cosmic secret behind "Boneyard Alaska"

Ancient airburst over Ohio

Other Ancient ImpactsYounger Dryas Impact Evidence

Comet fragment airburst melts, whips and freezes Chilean desert sands during Younger Dryas

Smithsonian The Independent CNN USA Today In the wake of Halloween last week a very, very scary scientific paper was published. “Widespread glasses generated by cometary fireballs during the late Pleistocene in the Atacama Desert, Chile,” Shultz et al.”(October, 2021) creates a rebuttable presumption that horrific cosmic airbursts — without leaving craters — have…
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Comet Research Group kicks off new journal with blockbuster papers

Key paper reveals the astonishing cosmic secret behind "Boneyard Alaska"

Popular PressThe Bos & Co

The Bos gets religion?

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 Taurids are a threat! …the Moon will be new on July 3 and will not interfere significantly with such…
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Ancient Apocalypse

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The Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis 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 the YDIH. This…
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Ancient Apocalypse

Repost: CRG on TV

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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 incredible. Worth, and the moms, dads and…
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question