A team led by Fusa Miyake of Nagoya University found that levels of carbon-14 in the two cedars were about 1.2 percent higher in 774 and 775 compared to other years.
This may not sound much, but in relation to background concentrations of carbon-14, the difference is huge.
One source of cosmic rays is the Sun, whose activity varies in phases called Schwabe cycles. Our star also throws the occasional tantrum, spouting bursts of energy called solar flares.
But Miyake's team say that the cosmic whack of 774-775 cannot be attributed to the Schwabe cycle of the time - and it is far bigger than any known flare from the Sun.
The other possibility is a supernova, or a star that explodes at the end of its life in a welter of gamma radiation.
It burns brightly for a few years before cooling into a remnant that can glow sullenly for centuries.
But there is no documented record in the northern hemisphere of a supernova at around 775.
So maybe it was an UNnoticed supernova?
OV has been unusually quiet lately. I've been wondering if a whole bunch of members have been beamed to a mothership, but surely some of them would email us from space?
OTOH, over at Ashtar Command Crew, people are bellyaching that nothing is happening, the Galactics are letting us down, etc. Maybe some waking up is happening after all. :) How would I know? I've been paying attention for a long time now (well over 20 years) and still not even a UFO-sighting to call my own. :(
LOL! If the AC Crew are bellyaching about nothing happening they must be newbies. Nothing EVER happens! They'll figure that out sooner or later.
Sorry you haven't seen a UFO. But don't give up. They're out there. Whatever they are. :-)
Hmm... It should download okay if you have a Kindle app on your laptop or on your iPad. Do you have the app?