Saturday, June 03, 2006

Little bit of BLAM!

Huge impact crater discovered in Antarctica. 300 miles wide.
And the gravity measurements that reveal its existence suggest that it could date back about 250 million years -- the time of the Permian-Triassic extinction, when almost all animal life on Earth died out.

Well dang - that's pretty bad. But wait - it's worse. The impact broke up the Gondwana supercontinent, setting in motion geologic events that are still playing out today. Think bell, think rung by the hammer of God. This also paved the way for the dinsosaurs to become the dominant life-form on the planet.

Of course the dinosaurs in turn were done in by their own hammer of God 65 million years ago. What comes around goes around.
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