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Friday, 29 July 2016

More Than Meteorites Fall from the Sky - Ice

More Than Meteorites Fall from the Sky - Ice

20 KG ice 'meteorite' destroys car in central Rome
The Local, Italy, July 27, 2016
http://www.thelocal.it/20160727/20-kg-ice-meteorite-destroys-car-in-central-rome

Chunk of ice that 'could have come from a plane' falls
from sky and crashes through car's windscreen
Daily Mail, July 28, 2916
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3712699/Rome-police-investigate-ice-come-plane-crashed-car.html

Roma, meteorite di ghiaccio sfonda un'auto, indaga
la Procura: «É caduto da un aereo»
http://foto.ilmessaggero.it/roma/ghiaccio_caduto_colpisce_auto_via_giacomo_folchi_roma-1739674.html?idArticolo

Yours,

Paul H.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Ongoing Amazon and eBay Scheme

Ongoing Amazon and eBay Scheme

While, "surfing" the latest posts about the problems of using, I was reminded of an article that came across recently online. As someone, who relatively rarely purchases something on eBay, I found the below article about the pitfalls of eBay quite fascinating.

Why It's Nearly Impossible To Stop This Amazon and eBay Scheme This Amazon and eBay scheme is driving some entrepreneurs nuts By Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur Magazine: August 2016
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/278622

Yours,

Paul H.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Origin of non-radial Imbrium Basin Sculpture - Moon

Origin of non-radial Imbrium Basin Sculpture (Moon)

Vast asteroid created 'Man in Moon's eye' crater
by Rebecca Morelle, BBC News, July 20, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36847382

Asteroid that formed moon's Imbrium Basin may
have been protoplanet-sized, July 20, 2016
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-asteroid-moon-imbrium-basin-protoplanet-sized.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720135637.htm

The paper is:

Schultz, P. H., and D. A. Crawford, 20016, Origin and
implications of non-radial Imbrium Sculpture on the Moon
Nature. vol. 535, pp. 391–394 doi:10.1038/nature18278
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v535/n7612/full/nature18278.html

Schultz, P. H., 2012, Origin of Imbrium Basin sculpture.
Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.
vol. 44, no. 7, p.481
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2012AM/webprogram/Paper209184.html

Yours,

Paul H.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Soot May Have Killed off the Dinosaurs and Ammonites

Soot May Have Killed off the Dinosaurs and Ammonites

Soot May Have Killed off the Dinosaurs and Ammonites
Tohoku University, July 15, 2016
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-07/tu-smh071416.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160715113558.htm

"A new hypothesis on the extinction of dinosaurs and
ammonites at the end of the Cretaceous Period has
been proposed by a research team."

Darkness Falls On the Dinosaurs
By Marcia Bjornerud , New Yorker, July 14, 2016
http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/darkness-falls-on-the-dinosaurs

The paper is:

Kaiho, K/. N. Oshima, K.Adachi, Y. Adachi, T. Mizukami,
M. Fujibayashi, and R. Saito, 2016, Global climate change
driven by soot at the K-Pg boundary as the cause of the
mass extinction. Scientific Reports, 2016; 6: 28427
DOI: 10.1038/srep28427
http://www.nature.com/articles/srep28427

A slightly related article is:

Small town in Mexico honors meteorite that
changed life on Earth. Latino Fox News, July 05, 2016
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2016/07/05/small-town-in-mexico-honors-meteorite-that-changed-life-on-earth

Yours,

Paul H.

A Blind Test of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis

A Blind Test of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis

Holliday V, Surovell T, Johnson E (2016) A Blind Test of the
Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0155470.
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155470
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0155470
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27391147

An earlier paper is;

Holliday, V. T., T. A. Surovell, D. J. Meltzer, D. K. Grayson, and
M. Boslough, 2014, The Younger Dryas impact hypothesis: A
cosmic catastrophe. Journal of Quaternary Science 29:515-530.
http://www.uwyo.edu/surovell/pdfs/jqs%202014.pdf
http://www.uwyo.edu/surovell/

and "A Cosmic Catastrophe: the Great Clovis comet Debate" at
http://www.argonaut.arizona.edu/Clovis_Comet_Debate.html

Yours,

Paul H.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Help discover supernovae from Pan-STARRS1

Help discover supernovae from Pan-STARRS1

Hi,

There is a new crowd source research project about searching
for supernovae. It is "Supernova Hunters" at
https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters .

This project is part of Zooniverse at https://www.zooniverse.org .

"The Zooniverse provides opportunities for people around
the world to contribute to real discoveries in fields ranging
from astronomy to zoology. Welcome to the largest online
platform for collaborative volunteer research."

Yours,

Paul H.

2016 The THIRD Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Evidence of Quaternary Supernova Buffeting Earth

Evidence of Quaternary Supernova Buffeting Earth

Ancient supernovae buffeted Earth's biology with
radiation dose, researcher says, July 11, 2016
https://today.ku.edu/2016/07/06/research-ancient-supernovae-were-close-enough-buffet-biology-earth-radiation-dose
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-ancient-supernovae-buffeted-earth-biology.html
http://www.space.com/32631-radioactive-iron-supernova-apollo-moon-rocks.html

Fimiani, L., D. L. Cook, T. Faestermann, J. M.
Gómez-Guzmán, K. Hain, G. Herzog, K. Knie,
G. Korschinek, P. Ludwig, J. Park, R. C. Reedy,
and G. Rugel, 2016, Interstellar Fe60 on the
Surface of the Moon. Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 151104
http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.151104

Yours,

Paul H

Monday, 11 July 2016

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Talks About the Co-Evolution of the Geosphere and the Biosphere - Robert Hazen

Talks About the Co-Evolution of the Geosphere and the Biosphere - Robert Hazen

Talk that touch on the mineralogy of meteorites, Earth, and other planets.

1. Mineralogical Co-Evolution of the Geo- and Biospheres
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcktDStIfiQ

"Dr. Robert Hazen, George Mason University, talks about the evolution of minerals on Earth, and other planets."

2. Robert Hazen -- The Co-Evolution of the Geosphere and the Biosphere, Linus Pauling
Memorial Lectures, February 15th, 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D89-05ZKh2Y

Yours,
Paul H.

Talks About the Co-Evolution of the Geosphere and the Biosphere - Robert Hazen

Talks About the Co-Evolution of the Geosphere and the Biosphere - Robert Hazen

Talk that touch on the mineralogy of meteorites, Earth, and other planets.

1. Mineralogical Co-Evolution of the Geo- and Biospheres
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcktDStIfiQ

"Dr. Robert Hazen, George Mason University, talks about the evolution of minerals on Earth, and other planets."

2. Robert Hazen -- The Co-Evolution of the Geosphere and the Biosphere, Linus Pauling
Memorial Lectures, February 15th, 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D89-05ZKh2Y

Yours,
Paul H.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Giant Impact May Have Created Mars’ Tiny Moons

Giant Impact May Have Created Mars’ Tiny Moons

How a missing moon could explain Mars's mysterious little satellites Scientists have long been puzzled by Mars's strange little moons, Phobos and Deimos. But perhaps a long-gone moon could help unravel the mystery, suggests new research by Eva Botkin-Kowacki, Christian Science Monitor, July 4,2016
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0704/How-a-missing-moon-could-explain-Mars-s-mysterious-little-satellites

A giant impact may have created Mars’ tiny moons by Katherine Lindemann, researchgate, July 4, 2016
https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/a-giant-impact-may-have-created-mars-tiny-moons

Rosenblatt, P., S. Charnoz, K. M. Dunseath, M. Terao-Dunseath, A. Trinh, R. Hyodo, H. Genda, and S. Toupin, 2016, Accretion of Phobos and Deimos in an extended debris disc stirred by transient
moons Nature Geoscience (2016) doi:10.1038/ngeo2742 Received 18 January 2016 Accepted 18 May 2016
http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo2742.html

I wonder if pieces of debris from this collision could have been sent towards Earth?

Yours,

Paul H.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Volcanoes and Asteroid Impact Linked to K-Pg Mass Extinction ??

Volcanoes and Asteroid Impact Linked to K-Pg Mass Extinction ??

Warming pulses in ancient climate record link volcanoes,
asteroid impact and dinosaur-killing mass extinction,
University of Michigan, July 5, 2016
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-pulses-ancient-climate-link-volcanoes.html
http://ns.umich.edu/new/releases/24010-warming-pulses-in-ancient-climate-record-link-volcanoes-asteroid-impact-and-dinosaur-killing-mass-extinction

The open-access paper is:

Petersen, S. V., A. Dutton, and K. C. Lohmann, 2016, End-
Cretaceous extinction in Antarctica linked to both Deccan
volcanism and meteorite impact via climate change. Nature
Communications 7, Article number: 12079 doi:10.1038/ncomms12079
Received 31 December 2015 Accepted 27 May 2016 Published 05 July 2016
http://phys.org/journals/nature-communications/

A related open-access paper is:

Witts, J. D., R. J. Whittle, P. B. Wignall, J. A. Crame, J. E. Francis,
R. J. Newton, and V, C. Bowman, 2016, Macrofossil evidence
for a rapid and severe Cretaceous–Paleogene mass extinction
in Antarctica. Nature Communications 7, Article number: 11738
doi:10.1038/ncomms11738 Received 17 August 2015
Accepted 26 April 2016 Published 26 May 2016
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160526/ncomms11738/full/ncomms11738.html

Yours,

Paul

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The “Great Expectations Syndrome” and Mass Extinctions

The “Great Expectations Syndrome” and Mass Extinctions

Below is an interesting open-access paper about mass extinctions.

Racki, G., 2012, The Alvarez impact theory of mass extinction; limits to its applicability and the “great expectations syndrome”.
Acta Palaeuntulugica Polonica. vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 681–702.
Abstract: http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.4202/app.2011.0058
PDF file: http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.4202/app.2011.0058

Yours,

Paul H.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

New Publications About Younger Dryas Black Mats

New Publications About Younger Dryas Black Mats

Below are a couple of publications that add more background information relative to the with the Younger Dryas Impact controversy.

Erin Harris-Parks, 2016, The micromorphology of
Younger Dryas-aged black mats from Nevada,
Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Quaternary
Research. vol. 85, no. 1, pp. 94–106.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033589415001131
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016QuRes..85...94H

Erin Harris-Parks, 2014, The micromorphology of
Younger Dryas-aged black mats from Nevada,
Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Unpublished MS
thesis, Department of Geosciences, Univ. of Arizona
http://www.geo.arizona.edu/Antevs/geos_ths.html
http://www.geo.arizona.edu/Antevs/Theses/HarrisParks2014.pdf

Yours,

Paul H.