I present the next Scientific paper on the Mahabharata war as promised:
A critical examination of Moon phase data during the 18 days of the Mahabharata war is made by studying multiple references from the Critical edition of the Mahabharata to arrive at a conclusion that the overwhelming majority of them represent analogies of fallen warriors to the Moon and not actual observations of Moon phase data.
This also reveals that none of the considered references by any author could point to Moon data representing a Full Moon during the 18 days of the Mahabharata war.
Thus the case for 5561 BCE as the date of the war is heavily damaged as no full Moon data set can be found in the 18 days of the war. Absurdities are also pointed out in verse after verse taken by researchers in support for 5561 BCE as the date of the war when one considers the context of the data.