Saturday, October 15, 2016

A comet impact may have triggered Earth’s ancient warming period

Scientists have discovered the first ever physical evidence that a giant comet or asteroid slammed into Earth around 56 million years ago — the same time the planet went through an abrupt warming period. The timing of the two events is pretty tantalizing for researchers, and seems to suggest that this impact may have been the catalyst for Earth’s ancient temperature rise. And learning more about this past climate change event can potentially help scientists better understand today’s warming climate.

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