Category Archives: Comets

Dennis Rawlins: Olbers’ Magic Square of Sky

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Heinrich Olbers is best remembered for discovering Pallas and Vesta. Advertisements

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Alaskan Muck: Sol Invictus

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Buckle-up for a bumpy ride managing your cognitive dissonance as the Alaskan Muck series ends with a bang as the Solar Parallax and Sol Invictus fall into place.

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Alaskan Muck: Prime Suspects

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In the blame game the prime suspects are usually eliminated [one-by-one] from the investigation until a neatly packaged single actor scenario is revealed such as “Miss Scarlett” in the “Conservatory” with the “Dagger”.

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Alaskan Muck: Indelicate Details

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It’s difficult to draw valid conclusions when indelicate details are omitted.

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Alaskan Muck: Ivory Islands in the Arctic

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In many recent and valuable works of science, the distribution of the remains of the Mammoth in Siberia have been described.

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Alaskan Muck: Layer Cake

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For Frank Hibben code breaking was a piece of cake.

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Maunder Minimum and the Cometary Cascade

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The moral of this tale is that the historical solar activity storyline sold by settled science is hopelessly compromised because solar proxies are adversely affected by [amongst other things] volcanic and cometary dust.

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Cometary Cascade

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Cometary Cascades appear to be associated with periods of cooling in the last millennium.

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Korean Horizons

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The good news about the Korean Annals is that they appear to contain unadulterated data.

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Yi Tae-jin Treasure

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Louis Hissink has unearthed a treasure chest stuffed full of precious observational data that was analysed and aggregated by Yi Tae-jin [College of Humanities, Seoul National University].

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Hecker Horizon: Triple Conjunction

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It’s amazing what you find down the back of the sofa when you rummage through the dustier corners of the academic archives.

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Hecker Horizon: The Ten Calamities

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Probably the greatest challenge confronting independent historians is comprehending a narrative that’s been butchered by the clergy, filleted by court historians, and minced with anodyne waffle by gradualist academics.

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The Hecker Horizon: Coincidental Catastrophe

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One of the bigger challenges presented by the Hecker Horizon is trying to comprehend the dramatic rise and fall in the temperature proxies during the 14th century.

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The Hecker Horizon: Cometary Coincidences

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Did Comet Halley create the Hecker Horizon or was it merely a coincidental visitor?

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Getting to Grips with Antarctica

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Ship captains are advised to avoid spoiling their ship for the cost of halfpenny worth of tar. Similarly: Glaciologists should avoid spoiling their ice cores for the cost of an ice curve chronology.

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Getting to Grips with Greenland

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One of the murkier mysteries in the land of maths and models is why the ice in Iceland is 1,100 years old whilst in neighbouring Greenland the ice is said to be 1,000,000 years old.

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Schrödinger’s Sunspots

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Natural philosophers pondering the lack of sunspots during the Maunder Minimum should remember that just because the sunspots weren’t seen [from the surface of the Earth] it doesn’t mean the sunspots weren’t there.

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Monte Rosa Modelling

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The Colle Gnifetti glacier has become a winter wonderland for Earth Scientists in recent years. Determining whether the avalanche of information produced by these Earth Scientists contains solid science or frozen turkeys is an illuminating exercise.

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Monte Rosa and the Comets

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Modelling the real world is a very real challenge. Relying upon any real world model is inherently risky because mathematical models can be more magical than meaningful. This is especially true in the Earth Sciences.

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Supernova SN 185

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One of the Jewels in the Crown of Settled Science that’s been extracted from the mire of mainstream manuscripts and academic assertions is Supernova SN 185. A supernova is a transient astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary … Continue reading

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