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Did an extraterrestrial impact trigger the extinction of ice-age animals?

Based on research at White Pond near Elgin, South Carolina, archaeologists present new evidence of a controversial theory that suggests an extraterrestrial body crashing to Earth almost 13,000 years ago caused the extinction of many large animals and a probable … Continue reading

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New study underpins the idea of a sudden impact killing off dinosaurs and much of the other life

Fossil remains of tiny calcareous algae not only provide information about the end of the dinosaurs, but also show how the oceans recovered after the fatal asteroid impact. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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African evidence support Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis

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 … Continue reading

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Rocks at asteroid impact site record first day of dinosaur extinction

The research centers on the asteroid impact that wiped out non-avian dinosaurs, with the researchers getting the most detailed look yet of the aftermath that followed by examining the rocks and debris that filled the crater within the first 24 … Continue reading

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Studying largest impact crater in the US, buried for 35 million years

About 35 million years ago, an asteroid hit the ocean off the East Coast of North America. Its impact formed a 25-mile diameter crater that now lies buried beneath the Chesapeake Bay. A team of researchers has obtained drilling samples … Continue reading

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Lead pollution in Arctic ice shows economic impact of wars and plagues for past 1,500 years

A research team used 13 ice cores from Greenland and the Russian Arctic to measure, date, and analyze lead emissions captured in ice from 500 to 2010 CE. They found that increases in lead concentration in the ice cores track … Continue reading

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Major cosmic impact 12,800 years ago

When geologists set out years ago to examine signs of a major cosmic impact that occurred toward the end of the Pleistocene epoch, little did they know just how far-reaching the projected climatic effect would be. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Life recovered rapidly at impact site of dino-killing asteroid

New research finds that life rebounded in the crater left by the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs much faster than previously thought. Sea life was present a few years after the impact and a thriving ecosystem within 30,000 years. Paleontology … Continue reading

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Website of asteroid influence modified the historical past of life

An asteroid, also referred to as the Chicxulub Impactor, hit Earth some sixty six million years in the past, inflicting a crater one hundred eighty km vast. The impression of the asteroid heated natural matter in rocks and ejected it … Continue reading

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Research reshapes understanding of local weather change’s influence on early societies

A brand new research linking paleoclimatology — the reconstruction of previous international climates — with historic evaluation exhibits a hyperlink between environmental stress and its impression on the financial system, political stability, and conflict-preventing capability of historic Egypt. Paleontology News … Continue reading

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