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25 Jun 2021
Giant Arc

This one came up at Tall Blokes talk shop - see https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2021/06/22/giant-arc-stretching-3-3-bill... ... a giant arc of galaxies stretching 3.3 billion light years across the universe, should not exist, we are told. It seems it does. It is also rotating - see https://phys.org/news/2021-06-largest-universe-light-shifted-rotation.html ... and www.livescience.com/giant-arc-in-space.html ... a newly discovered crescent of galaxies in one of the largest structures in the universe, as seen as yet.

25 Jun 2021
Arctic Dinosaurs

Sent in by William. Keep up the good work. See https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dinosaurs-may-lived-arctic-permanently-1... ... some dinosaurs may have lived in the Arctic on a permanent basis. The Yahoo press release begins by telling us penguins, polar bears, and some marine animals in the modern world have adapted to live in the Arctic. Why not dinosaurs.

24 Jun 2021
Very Big Comet hoves into view

At https://spaceweather.com on June 23rd 2021 astronomers announce the discovery of a comet so big it might actually be a small planet. The object has a handle - 2014 UN271. It was found during the Dark Energy Survey and as yet is well outside the inner solar system. It is estimated to be at least 100 km across [around 60 miles wide]. It is 2 or 3 times the size of Comet Hale Bopp in the 1990s. It won't be anywhere near our vicinity until 2031. Preparations for a mission are at the discussion stage.

24 Jun 2021
Painted Ladies and the Well of Hell

Painted Lady butterflies cross the Sahara during their migration from the Sahel to Europe - see https://phys.org/news/2021-06-butterflies-sahara-longest-known-insect-mi... ... Painted Ladies are an iconic butterfly but some years their numbers are low and other years, they can be high. It all depends on the weather - as one might suspect. These butterflies reach Britain and virtually every corner of western Europe. Not sure about Russia and all points east but whatever, a really long migratory route - even crossing the North Sea [on top of the Mediterranean crossing].

24 Jun 2021
Venus Tectonics

Now that it has been established that Venus might be tectonically active we are now getting into it being an accepted fact of life. It may not of course be currently active as far as volcanoes are  concerned, although it is likely to be so. At https://phys.org/news/2021-06-ice-tectonics-reveal-venus-geological.html ... a new analysis of Venus surface seems to show evidence of tectonic motion in the form of crustal blocks that jostle against each other. The movement of these blocks suggests Venbus is still tectonically active.

20 Jun 2021
It seems the poles can move

Two crackers sent in by William. Number One is www.yahoo.com/news/second-space-rock-hit-earth-032125937.html ... a second space rock hit the earth after the one that is said to have killed the dinosaurs. The first one struck the Yucatan and another struck the Ukraine, 650,000 years later. We may note that time distance is based on uniformitarian geochronology and in reality, may have been much closer in time. The calculations are outlined in the study at https://advances.sciencemag.org/7/25/eabe6530 ...

19 Jun 2021
Nova Explosions

Are they something like coronal mass ejections from the Sun? At https://phys.org/news/2021-06-classical-nova-explosions-involve-jets.html ... we learn that researchers at Oxford University have discovered that nova explosions are accompanied by ejections of jets of oppositely charged hot gas and plasma. This persists for years in the aftermath of such cosmic explosions. Previously, such jets had been encountered emmitted from black holes and collapsing stars. What is the connection with CMEs?

18 Jun 2021
Sun's Clock

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2021/06/17/the-suns-clock-calculations-s... ... there are various links to similar stories from the past in the introduction, links to papers and studies by mainstream and not so mainstream. The subject matter is the Sun and its cycles. These are mostly neutered by climate scientists as they desire that co2 is at the vanguard, the most important influence on the climate. Obviously, the idea the Sun plays any role in global warming or cooling brings the focus on co2 into dispute.

18 Jun 2021
Meteor Explosion Antarctic

William sent in this link - https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/430000-years-ago-a-me... ... 430,000 years ago, a meteor exploded over Antarctica and left behind a debris field that has recently been explored by scientists. It was of course a patch of ground, without ice, that is thought to have lain dormant during the whole of that time, during Ice Ages and Interglacials. At 430,000 years ago we have the Neanderthals and other early humans, but not living in the vicinity of Antarctica.

16 Jun 2021
Snail in Amber

Not just a snail trapped in amber but a snail that had just given birth - to five offspring [also engulfed in the same piece of amber]. See www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9685037/ ... which comes with some nice pictures. The amber deposit, underground, is in Myanmar [Burma in old money]. It is dated 99 million years ago - in the middle of the Cretaceous period. Is that a clue to a catastrophic origin for the amber deposit? One may wonder. The weak excuse offered up by the uniformitarians is that the poor snail was exhausted after giving birth and was unable to move away.