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The recent death of Halton C. Arp prompted me to read this book.

reviewed by Duane Dunkerson



Your Handle On The Night Sky by Daniel E. Pope, 2011.

Fun and awe.

reviewed by Duane Dunkerson




Gravitational Waves: The Shadow Ghosts of Science

Berkeley and Newton/G waves and spacetime/
J. Weber and LIGO/memory and concepts

by Duane Dunkerson



Notes and Comments on Quantum by M. Kumar

Dedicated to quantum cosmologists, wherever you may be

by Duane Dunkerson


Circumpolar North

A fantasy ruined by what rain won't let me see.

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Here and There
10,000 Years Ago: Astro Calendar in Scotland (J Internet Arch)
Twelve pits in Warren Field are related to phases of the Moon.

Our Water Older Than the Sun (Wash Post)
Not all of it, but about 30-40% came from a protoplanetary disk. It was still around after the Sun started.

 NOT: Gravity Waves Are of Original Inflation of U (Phys Rev Lett)

Detection of gravity waves in cosmic microwaves from a billionth of a billionth of a second after the Big Bang
may be from other than astronomical inflation.



Mersini-Houghton Calculates Black Holes Can't Be (Phys org)

Under certain assumptions that invoke Hawking radiation, then the class of singularities that includes both black holes and the Big Bang aren't there.

Rosetta Puts Its Philae on Comet 67P (

The European Space Agency Probe, Rosetta, takes photos and finds dust, nitrogen, and ice.