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14 Apr 2020
Here it goes

Comet Atlas has fragmented ... now evidently true (https://spaceweather.com April 14th ) ....

   ... around the world amateur astronomers are witnessing the falling apart.

15 Apr 2020
Black Hole Conundrum

Stolen from the Tall Bloke - the headline that is. Nice video - see https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2020/04/13/black-hole-conundrum/ ... a video ofa supermassive black hole spewing a brilliant jet of particles (derived from https://futurism.com/scientists-video-black-hole-spewing-matter ...). The blog author rightly asks - how does visible material escape from somewhere that nothing is supposed to escape from?

15 Apr 2020
inconvenience

The corona virus episode has exposed an inconvenient fact - see https://notrickszone.com/2020/04/14/corona-exposes-inconvenient-truth-po... ... the inconvenient truth is that green activists have overhyped levels of pollution created by diesel cars, leading to politicos falling over themselves to be virtuous and bringing in new laws and taxes. The over hype worked of course, as it ever does. Politicos want to please - but its always the same minority they please. All a bit sad.

15 Apr 2020
Interstellar Object

At www.heritagedaily.com/2020/04/origin-of-the-first-known-interstellar-obj... ... on an article published in Nature Astronomy (April 2020) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-020-1065-8 ... what was the origin of the interstellar object Oumoumua? Where did it come from? It was long and slendour and sailed through the solar system. Unike comets this object was dry - and unlike comets was near invisible. It is now thought there are many interstellar objects that pass through our piece of space - mostly going unnoticed.

15 Apr 2020
Chandra Wickramasinghe

At https://cosmictusk.com/life-and-disease-and-corona-virus-from-space/ ... an interview conducted by Dr Predrag Slijipcevic of Brunel University in Hillingdon in west London. Chandra Wickramasinghe, on the other hand, hails from Sri Lanka and was educated at the Royal College in Colombo and the University in Ceylon. He later attended Cmbridge University and his tutor was none other than Fred Hoyle. He went on to co-author a number of books with Hoyle and a mountain of scientific papers. In all he has published 350 papers - many of them published in Nature.

15 Apr 2020
Here comes the SWAN

Comet Atlas has no sooner disintegrated that another bright comet has been tracked on its way towards the sun - Comet Swan. See https://spaceweather.com 14th April 2020 ... it is bright with a long tail ...

16 Apr 2020
Norwegian Climate Anomaly

This story has been in archaeological news for some time but it has now gone unbridled - see www.heritagedaily.com/2020/04/melting-ice-reveals-lost-viking-artefacts-... ... in Norway hundreds of rare archaeology finds have been revealed by melting ice on a lost mountain pass - which seems to have been ice free in the Roman and Viking eras. This isn't surprising to climate realists but it clearly does not fit into the idea we are living in the warmest period - evah.

17 Apr 2020
Roman boat in Serbian coal mine

With a headline like that it must be click bait. The link is at https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/04/probable-roman-shipwrecks-uneart... ... and so it is. It is not a coal mine but an open cast mine and the boat was buried in the mud of an ancient river bed (for 1300 years). A Roman city was in the vicinity.

17 Apr 2020
Trees of Life

ASt www.heritagedaily.com/2020/04/researchers-challenge-accuracy-of-methods-... ... researchers challenge the accuracy of methods that analyse trees of life. The paper is published in Nature (April 2020). Two scientists argue that long used approaches for reconstructing trees of life are 'deeply flawed'. The findings cast 'serious doubt' over thousands of earlier studies that use phylogenetic trees of extent data to reconstruct the diversification history of taxa - especially those taxa where fossils are rare.

21 Apr 2020
Lopsided Universe

At www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-we-live-in-a-lopsided-universe/ ... which is another take on the possibility the unverse is not the same in every direction. Recent findings say clusters of galaxies are not the same distance away from each other because some of them are expanding faster than others. The so called qualification for this observation is that some of them are dimmer than others - and must therefore be further into the distance. They propose the universe is anisotropic rather than isotropic. Could it be luminosities of galaxies have nothing to do with distance?