Meteors As Harmful as a Nuclear Bomb Crash on Earth Every 180 Years

Scientists have measured how often powerful meteorites -with the potential of a nuclear bomb – smash into Earth. Professor Time Barrows, of the University of Wollongong, conducted a team that identified the period of rocks that had been farmed by a meteorite that crashed into Australia. The crash site at Wolfe Creek Crater was much more recent than previously thought and was likely made by a 15-meter wide iron meteorite, which collapses some 120,000 years ago. Professor Barrows detailed the two systems utilized to date the rocks and stated the…

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