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Re: Asteroids didn't kill dinosaurs, scientists say
Randy King wrote:
> It seems a coincidence that all this should happen within a short
> geological timeframe. Does this give credence to the dark companion
> theory for the Sun? The theory provides for a dark companion to
> disrupt the Oort cloud, bombarding the inner solar system with various
> debris. Not being a geologist, I would think periodic bombardment
> could lead to this sort of climatic disruption if over a short enough
> time period.
It has been estimated that a pertibation of the Oort cloud would lead to
a dramatic increase in impacts lasting about 3 million years.
David Raup told me this so I bet it is in his book.