Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A giant meteor - not overhunting - wiped out the woolly mammoth

A meteor hitting the Earth 12,800 years ago released toxic gases into the air and blocked out the sun causing temperatures to plummet and plants to die.

Some species managed to adapt but the woolly mammoth died out in a generation.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2328374/A-giant-meteor--overhunting--wiped-woolly-mammoth-struggled-cope-rapid-climate-change-followed.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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Comprehensive analysis of impact spherules supports theory of cosmic impact 12,800 years ago

http://m.phys.org/news/2013-05-comprehensive-analysis-impact-spherules-theory.html

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