George – Thanks for posting this. I am just beginning to read the report (not, as you informed me, a paper), and wanted to comment to Ed… Ed, this jumped out at me in paragraph 1: …we conducted field work in Western Europe (Belgium and the Netherlands) from May 2 to May 13 2011, and in Russia (St. Petersburg) from May 14 to May 30 supported by the NASA Astrobiology Institute travel grants for A. Andronikov and R. Maxwell. Seeing as the name of the project is “On the Question of a Possible Extraterrestrial Impact 12.9 ka: EMP and (LA)-ICP-MS Study of Potentially Extraterrestrial Markers from the Lower Younger Dryas Boundary,” the funding of their travel by NASA seems to be entirely out of keeping with Dave Morrison as you know him. It seems hardly in keeping with his anti-impact position. Your comments?