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4 Sep 2020
Carrington Event

William has compiled some futher information on the 1859 Carrington Event. In 'The Sun Kings: the unexpected tragedy of Richard Carrington and the Tale of how Modern Astronomy began' by Stuart Clark (Princetown University Press:2007) and selling on Amazon at a low price (and no doubt elsewhere). We learn that on September 1st of 1859 the entire earth was engulfed in a gigantic cloud of seething gas (presumably plasma) and a blood red aurora erupted across the planet from the poles to the sub tropics.

2 Sep 2020
September 1st

At https://spaceweather.com (September 1st 2020) it would seem that on September 1st 1859 a ferocious solar storm engulfed our planet - breaching the magnetosphere, to a degree. This was the so called Carrington Event, named after solar scientist Richard Carrington, who witnessed the flare that set it in motion. Auroras reached as far south as Cuba, the Bahamas, and Hawaii, and set fire to telegraph stations etc. It is welldocumented in the West. However, it seems there were other equally potent flares that caused a problem.

31 Aug 2020
Dinosaurs and Fossils

At https://phys.org/news/2020-08-3d-embryonic-sauropod-dinosaur-reveals.html ... a fossil titanosuar embryo with a modified 'egg tooth' or horn (an appendage of some kind that was apparently used to break open the egg during the hatching process). Robert provides a link to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_tooth ... which explains what this feature of anatomy is. Around 25 years ago researchers discovered a massive fossil nesting ground of titanosaurian dinosaurs in Patagonia (southern Argentina).

30 Aug 2020
Fossil Tree Take

At https://phys.org/news/2020-08-fossil-trees-peru-central-andean.html ... published in Science Advances  - see https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aaz4724 ... or https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/35/eaaz4724.full ... researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute found a large fossil tree buried in an grassy plain, in what looks like a fossil stream bed. It was high in the Andes of southern Peru. They also collected many smaples of fossil wood, leazves, and pollen grains which show these plants lived during a humid phase of climate.

29 Aug 2020
Archaeology catching up with genetics

At https://sputniknews.com/science/202008271080280560-siberia-was-major-cen... ... genetic studies, as outlined by Paul Reich, show that Siberia had an extensive population during the Late Glacial Maximum. The comments at the end of this article are extraordinarily ignorant of this fact. No, northern Eurasia in the LGM does not equal Russia. That is a modern political development. It was occupied by  hunter gatherers which is exactly what the piece says.

29 Aug 2020
Giant Halo

At https://phys.org/news/2020-08-hubble-giant-halo-andromeda-galaxy.html ... NASA sientists, using the Hubble Space Telescope, have mapped out an immense envelope of gas, called a halo, surrounding the Andromeda galaxy, the nearest galaxy to the Milky Way. It is a nearly invisible halo of diffuse plasma that extends halfway towards our own galaxy, the Milky Way. This actually implies Andromeda's halo is actually banging up against the halo of our galaxy.

29 Aug 2020
Mincing with Birds

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/black-turbine-blade-can-cut-b... ... for years wind turbine operators denied their contraptions kill any birds. They even employ people to go round each day and pick up the corpses in order to hoodwink the general public. The Royal Society for the Preservation of Birds hid their heads under the table cloth for years and have only recently mentioned the subject, as the evidence on the internet had become too great to shout down.

29 Aug 2020
Gary's Input

Gary sent in 3 smashing links - all from the Daily Mail. The stories have done the rounds in the media, including at PhysOrg and the like. However, the Daily Mail usually provides images as well as extra information, in boxes and sidebars, for those not up to scratch on some of the underlying science and assumptions. At www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8671093/ ... water was not brought to earth by comets, or asteroids, according to a new study on what is basically a meteorite.

28 Aug 2020
Night Glow

At https://spaceweather.com (26th August 2020) ... earth has entered a stream of high speed solar wind, not from a sun spot as the face of the sun is blank at the moment, but from a hole in the sun's atmosphere. Minor geomgnetic storm was expected - and this duly occurred.

NASAs MAVEN spacecraft has discovered a fascinating aspect of Mars. There is a huge spiral of ultraviolet light enveloping the south polar region ...

25 Aug 2020
Errant Jupiter and Venus

Robert sent in this link and added, it seems that when Velikosky suggested Venus and Mars may have had errant orbits that was inadmissable but here we have a mainstream article that actually claims Jupiter was situated in the inner solar  system for a good while and during its transition to its present orbit it caused Venus problems. At www.universetoday.com/147535/did-jupiter-push-venus-into-a-runaway-green... .... which concerns the proverbial mystery - why is Venus so different to the earth?