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2 Aug 2014
Comet Coma 67P

At http://phys.org/print326092712.html ... we learn that a distinct coma surrounds comet 67P (otherwise known as Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko).

    the hazy circular structure on the right and the centre of the coma are artifacts due overexposure of the nucleus. The image was taken by the Osiris camera onboard the Rosetta spacecraft on July 25th (see also http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/image-of-the-day-comet-67p-tak...

2 Aug 2014
Bubbles in the Sky

At http://phys.org/print326102164.html ... we have two bubbles towering above and below our galaxy - see image (courtesy of NASA)

1 Aug 2014
The Moon's Flat Spot

At http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/a-busy-week-for-moon-theories/ ... opens by reporting on new research that claims the Moon's core is surrounded by liquid which in turn is caused by Earth's gravity. The blog author then moves on to the report from a week or so ago that held the gravitational tug of the Earth has produced a tidal feature in the rock face of the Moon - see www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28565730

30 Jul 2014
Mount Bego petroglyphs

Rens van der Sluijs has twice featured Mount Bego on Thunderbolts - and it also appears in his books. Under the title Rock Science it is worth reading again as petroglyphs must be telling us something. Why would somebody go to all the trouble of punching holes in rocks to create images if there was not something bothering in his head - something he had witnessed, or felt strongly about, something that set him on a mission. There are, I repeat, over 35,000 petroglyphs on rocks and in the vicinity of Mount Bego in the Alps. Something extraordinary appears to be intimated.

29 Jul 2014
Saturn Aurora

NASA have released an animation of an aurora on Saturn which is fascinating to watch - a link is provided by Tall Bloke at http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/image-of-the-day-animation-of-...

29 Jul 2014
Mystery of the slowing rotation of Saturn

The Cassini spacecraft took readings of the day length of Saturn - and the length of time it takes Saturn to complete each rotation. It is six minutes longer than the rotational period measured by Voyager I and Voyager 2 in 1980 and 1981. Go to http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/apparent-six-minute-slowdown-i... ... and then do to a post of last years, http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/scientists-baffled-to-discover...

26 Jul 2014
Has Voyager really escaped the heliosphere?

Lots of hype around over the fact Voyager 1 and 2 are on the edge of the heliosphere - but have they really escaped the influence of our Sun? Even Electric Universe have posts on the Voyager ! spacecraft leaving behind the solar wind. Just where is the boundary - and what kind of layers can be found on the edge of the solar system. Go to http://phys.org/print325338763.html

26 Jul 2014
Nearly toasted

At http://phys.org/print325476995.html ... we have an analysis of a solar flare in 2012 that just missed the Earth and NASA, after examining the data, are saying that we are lucky people. If the sun had erupted on week earlier the Earth would have been in direct line of fire. They are now saying it was as big as the 19th century Carrington Event. However, it missed us so we do not really know if it really would have been as disastrous as NASA are projecting. Some say the Carrington Event is overdone and overblown - but opinions vary.

26 Jul 2014
Thousands of Late Pleistocene animals in a deep cave in Wyoming

At http://phys.org/print325391913.html ... how did they all get there is the big question. The bones of tens of thousands of animals are piled at the bottom of what is a sinkhole rather than just a cave. Did they fall down into the abyss accidentally or were they chasing another animal, looking for a meal - or were they washed inside by a great wave of water.

26 Jul 2014
The Bahamas Platform

Uniformitarian geology is both weird and wonderful - at the same time. Gary Gilligan has sent in a link to www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2705916/Was-Bahamas-created-Saha... ... which begins, the Bahamas may have its origins in iron rich dust blown over from the Sahara desert. Well, a lot of dust does blow in that direction - and across southern Europe (and northern Europe less so). However, the Sahara was not a desert prior to 5000 years ago - so what is going on.