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Saturday, 27 December 2008

Meteorite impacts Scotland

Meteorite impacts Scotland

Paul bristolia at
Sat Dec 27 22:47:36 EST 2008

(OK, it was a little while back :) )"

More details can be found at:

Microscopic meteorites show early life on Earth faced
rain of rocks Media Releases, Office of External Affairs,
University of Aberdeen, King's College, Aberdeen.

"Microscopic meteorites found in Scotland have unveiled
major clues about a catastrophic event which dramatically
altered the Earth’s surface nearly 500 million years ago."

The paper discussed in the above articles is:

Parnall, J., 2009, Global mass wasting at continental
margins during Ordovician high meteorite influx. Nature
Geoscience. vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 57 - 61, Published
online: 14 December 2008 | doi:10.1038/ngeo386


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