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    Evidence of 430,000-year-old asteroid impact

    discovered in Antarctica


    Satsuki Then - Apr 2, 2021, 4:59am CDT
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    An international team of researchers led by scientists from the University of Kent and Imperial College London
    have discovered extraterrestrial particles in Antarctica pointing to a medium-sized asteroid impact
    on the continent.

    Researchers believe the impact occurred about 430,000 years ago,
    and the particles were discovered on the summit of Walnumfjellet Mountain
    in Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica.

    The particles discovered are called condensation spherules and suggest that an asteroid
    at least 100 meters in diameter impacted the ice at high-speed 430,000 years ago.

    The impact caused an explosion creating a jet of melted and vaporized meteor material that scattered
    and settled over the Antarctic ice sheet.

    Authors on the research paper say this is an important discovery for the geological record
    because evidence of this type of event is scarce.

    The scarcity of evidence is mainly due to how difficult it is to identify and characterize impact particles.

    Researchers say they are pretty sure human ancestors didn’t witness the explosion.

    Study co-author Doctor Matthew Genge says that the explosion of an asteroid or comet only a few tens of meter
    s in size at low altitude can be similar to a nuclear blast with energy measured in megatons.

    Asteroids exploding in the atmosphere at low altitudes are more common than those that create craters
    but are the most difficult to detect in advance.


    Debris, in this instance, was examined from the mountain by analyzing extremely small amounts
    of different chemical elements.

    Researchers discovered high nickel content and unique oxygen signatures in the debris,
    allowing them to pin down a rough date of impact and highlight the extraterrestrial nature
    of the recovered particles.

    Team scientists also believe the study highlights the importance of reassessing the threat
    posed by medium-sized asteroids.

    An impact of this size would be highly destructive over a large area.

    Evidence of 430,000-year-old asteroid impact discovered in Antarctica - SlashGear
    https://www.slashgear.com/evidence-...oid-impact-discovered-in-antarctica-02666720/
     

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