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Crashing Comets Not Likely the Cause of Earth's Mass Extinctions


July 30, 2009

comet 2001 RX14 A likely comet collision on Jupiter last week caused a minor sensation, but new research shows that similar impacts on Earth are most likely not responsible for any of the planet's mass extinctions, nor have they been responsible for more than one minor extinction event. Full Story

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