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Asteroid hit the Earth some 13 K years ago.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by leov, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. leov

    leov Well-Known Member
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    https://phys.org/news/2019-10-hypothesis-asteroid-contributed-mass-extinction.html
    "A team of scientists from South Africa has discovered evidence partially supporting a hypothesis that Earth was struck by a meteorite or asteroid 12 800 years ago, leading to global consequences including climate change, and contributing to the extinction of many species of large animals at the time of an episode called the Younger Dryas."
     
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  2. Valjean

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    Interesting, but there was no mass extinction 1300 years ago. True, many of the Pleistocene megafauna became extinct at the end of the era, and this could have contributed, though the extinctions seem to track more closely the human population growth in various parts of the world.
     
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