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Re: Ancient Armageddon



Mike de Sosa wrote:
>Hey guys,
>I recently read an article in USA Weekend about the Manicougan
>impact.  Turns out there were not one but FIVE objects hitting Earth
>at the same time back in 214 ma.  They were even in a line like the
>Shoemaker-Levy impacts were on Jupiter.
>The article says it is more spectacular than any Hollywood fantasy.
>Yeah only the comets/meteors probably weren't "...the size of Texas, Mr.
>President."
>Here's the address:
>www.usaweekend.com/98_issues/980628/980628ancient_armageddon.html
>

That sounds like a paper published a couple of months ago, although the
impacts were actually not in a single line. Three were in a line, and two
others were on arcs with the others. Plus the dates were not very firm, if
memory serves.

-- Jeff Hecht