Friday, May 12, 2017

Groundbreaking Rock Chalk Supernova Research Considers Mass Extinction On Earth

Call it old school climate change research or just something to consider when thinking about the big picture. Take a peek:

Research increases distance at which supernova would spark mass extinctions on Earth

LAWRENCE - In 2016, researchers published "slam dunk" evidence, based on iron-60 isotopes in ancient seabed, that supernovae buffeted the Earth - one of them about 2.6 million years ago. University of Kansas researcher Adrian Melott, professor of physics and astronomy, supported those findings in Nature with an associated letter, titled "Supernovae in the neighborhood."

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