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Cosmic airburst of biblical proportions revealed by Comet Research Group

230,000 read actual paper first week Worlds Most Popular science pub? CRG press release The Conversation UC Santa Barbara Daily Mail A few of my photos This is an easy Monday post. The Tusk was a minor co-author of a paper with extraordinary implications for science and faith published today in Nature’s Scientific Reports. The lengthy journal article has been under development since 2014…
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Key paper reveals the astonishing cosmic secret behind "Boneyard Alaska"

Ancient Apocalypse

Panspermia

Q&A on Coronavirus and disease from space

Update: Tusk sends protest letter to Space.com Hello readers new and old. Below is the 3rd in a series of communications from Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe regarding panspermia and the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Please refer to two recent Tusk posts, one concerning Dr. Wickramasinghe’s recent communication to The Lancet, and an earlier post concerning Dr. C’s challenging career. Opinions vary…
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The Wickramsinghe Affair: Letter of Inquiry

Chandra Wickramasinghe, Cambridge ('60), Member of the Order of the British Empire ('22), cancelled for life lecture at Durham University: A Tusk Investigation

Random Tusks

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

Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question

Random Tusks

Saul/Paul on the Road to Damascus: Cosmic Airburst?

The early evangelist Paul became a Christian because of a dazzling light on the road to Damascus, but one astronomer thinks it was an exploding meteor NEARLY two thousand years ago, a man named Saul had an experience that changed his life, and possibly yours as well. According to Acts of the Apostles, the fifth book of the biblical New Testament, Saul was on the road to Damascus, Syria…
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question

Random Tusks

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 of a satellite reentry. For various reasons, this is…
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question

Random Tusks

Finally Available in PNAS: Very High Temperature Impact Melt Products: Evidence for Cosmic Impacts Airbursts 12,900 years ago

These scientists have identified three contemporaneous levels more than 12,000 years ago, on two continents yielding siliceous scoria-like objects (SLO’s),” said H. Richard Lane, program director of National Science Foundation’s Division of Earth Sciences, which funded the research. “SLO’s are indicative of high-energy cosmic airbursts/impacts, bolstering the contention that these events…
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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

Random Tusks

Kerr on Limb: Science writer misleads peeps in public post

Distinguished Science writer Dr. Richard Kerr walked the plank this afternoon in response to this morning’s Knight Science Journalism Tracker inquiry of science writers. Charles Petit’s casual post brought quick attention from the old-school dean of science writing. Kerr implored his press colleagues to, in effect: Move on, move on…There is nothing to see here. See here: I…
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Charles Appleton Day

2021 Tall el-Hammam study makes final Jeopardy! question