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Saturday, 27 December 2008

Meteorite impacts Scotland

Meteorite impacts Scotland

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

"http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7795381.stm
(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.

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/mediareleases/release.php?id=1643

"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

http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v2/n1/abs/ngeo386.html

http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v2/n1/index.html

Yours,

Paul H.

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