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Rosetta’s Comet Stinks

ESA reports that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko stinks. Analysis of data sent back by Rosetta shows that the comet is made up of water, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide. It also contains ammonia (NH3), methane (CH4), methanol (CH3OH), formaldehyde (CH2O), hydrogen sulphide (H2S), hydrogen cyanide (HCN), sulphur dioxide (SO2), and carbon disulphide (CS2).

The perfume of 67P/C-G is quite strong, with the odour of rotten eggs (hydrogen sulphide), horse stable (ammonia), and the pungent, suffocating odour of formaldehyde. This is mixed with the faint, bitter, almond-like aroma of hydrogen cyanide. Add some whiff of alcohol (methanol) to this mixture, paired with the vinegar-like aroma of sulphur dioxide and a hint of the sweet aromatic scent of carbon disulphide, and you arrive at the ‘perfume’ of our comet.


Thanks for the Links

A significant number of page views here at Hogewash! come from outside links. I’d like to thank those sites that have sent viewers this way during the past week. In addition to hits from search engines, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, Hogewash! has had visitors linked from:

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Thank you, fellow bloggers, for your links. Thanks also to everyone who stopped by Hogewash! this past week.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

I’ve often written about the slipshod nature of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s court paperwork. He may have filed “over a hundred” lawsuits, but he’s won very few of them. That may be because he doesn’t have a very good grasp on some of the most basic principles of law.

For example, when one files a lawsuit, it must be filed against a particular person or entity or a particular group of persons and/or entities. That person must be described well enough that he can be identified, even if his actual name is unknown and he’s sued as “John Doe.” This is from TDPK’s second amended complaint in his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.ECF 135-23OK. How does that identify “Defendant Ace of Spades”?ECF 212-p3TDPK has described the defendant as the Ace of Spades blog and not as the individual or individuals who operate it.

What do you want to bet that isn’t what he thought he was doing?