Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Science is Cool: Evidence of Ancient Massive Asteroid Strike in Australia

I love this stuff. Let's be thankful that the recent asteroid that buzzed by us didn't hit. And that it wasn't this big! Of course, if you're a young-earth creationist, you're scoffing, and calling this story blasphemy. 300 million years, hah! But then, you'd also be turned off by the phrase, "science is cool," I guess.


Image from source, Raw Story
Massive 300 million-year-old asteroid impact zone discovered in Australian outback

Scientists have discovered a massive 200-kilometre (124-mile) impact zone in the Australian outback they believe was caused by an asteroid which smashed into Earth more than 300 million years ago.
Andrew Glikson, a visiting fellow at the Australian National University, said the asteroid measuring 10 to 20 kilometres in diameter was a giant compared to the plunging meteor which exploded above Russia a week ago. . .

Read more at: Raw Story

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