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Gigantic meterite impact foiund

  1. Jun 4, 2006 #1

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    Triassic extinction meteor crater in Antarctic

    Ohio state press release here
    http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/erthboom.htm

    Pictures here
    http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/erthboompix.htm

    possible cause of Permian-Triassic extinction circa 250 million years BP

    larger crater and larger inferred explosion than the one that coincided with the end of dinosaurs 65 million years BP

    found by mapping fluctuations in gravity, using satellite
     
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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060601/ap_on_sc/hot_arctic
     
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    I guess I'm a little late, oh well, move post:

    http://www.newscientistspace.com/article.ns?id=dn9268&feedId=space_rss20
     
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    From your link:

    "It probably was (a tropical paradise) but the mosquitoes were probably the size of your head," said Yale geology professor Mark Pagani, a study co-author.

    :surprised :surprised :surprised
     
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    I didn't realize the title didn't change on the main page.

    In the arctic we still have head-sized mosquitos. They come out in spring in Alaska.
     
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