Ancient texts, curious undergrads, and new ideas about the world…
June 28, 2012
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UC Santa Cruz undergrad reads about a mysterious spike in carbon-14 in the year 775. He gets intrigued and uses Google and the content of various projects which scan ancient texts and quickly discovered a reference to a “red crucifix” in the heavens in 774, suggesting some sort of phenomena which might be related. The appearance in the Western sky after sunset may be a supernova event that was previously unrecognized.