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Mahabharata and Piora

6 November 2023
Archaeology, Catastrophism, Mythology

Did the cosmic impact described in the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, cause the Piora Oscillation – formerly the 3200-3000BC event. See https://www.academia.edu/50033927/Did_the_Cosmic_impact_described_in_the_Hindu_epic_Mahabarata_cause_the_Piora-Oscillation … an increase in bog oaks in Germany, associated with a flooded landscape, coincided, it is thought, with the Piora Oscillation. At the same time the water level of the Dead Sea dropped by 300 feet, it would seem, and desertification seriously kicked in across the Sahara region. In Europe the Piora Oscillation was a cold and wet weather event across northern Europe but further south it involved drought and very dry weather. On the steppe zone north of the Black Sea, people were also on the move, pouring into eastern Europe on the one hand, the borders of China in the other direction, and south into the Near and Middle East. The migrants on this occasion had the mobility of horses. They were responsible for the Royal Tombs of Ur.

The cosmic airblast is recorded in the 5th book of Mahabharata and involved showers of meteors for 13 days. Even the Moon was affected by  debris from space.

At https://www.livescience.com/space/comets/city-size-comet-headed-toward-earth-grows-horns-after-massive-volcanic-eruption … it is supposed that a cryovolcano on Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks, is responsible for a second show of horns. The comet has suddenly brightened in magnitude and a pair of horns has reappeared, but nobody is mentioning the solar wind. Not on this site, it would seem. Instead, it is said a cryovolcano has erupted, an ice volcano that has erupted twice in the last couple of weeks. In fact it went on to do it a third time – over Halloween. The coma expanded into a pair of horns – but was it a cryovolcano or the solar wind. The third occasion definitely coincided with a big CME. The comet will be at its closest point to earth in April next year [2024].

At https://phys.org/news/2023-10-jwst-kuiper-belt-sedna-gonggong.html … we learn that the James Webb Space Telescope has observed the Kuiper Belt – and captured evidence of number of cosmic bodies, described as dwarf planets. These have been named as Sedna, Gonggong, and Quaoar. At the moment, the presence of a lot of comets in the Kuiper Belt, seems to be a trifle elusive. The two Voyager spacecraft didin’t seem to spot any either, when they passed this way on the journey out of the solar system.

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