Posted by: hesnotthemessiahhesaverynaughtboy | December 22, 2008

Durness gives clues to Prehistoric Mystery

Interesting indeed – tiny meteorite particles found in rocks on a beach near Durness have yielded clues to a possible catastrophic prehistoric event:

Tiny clues to collision in space

Evidence that a massive meteorite shower had an impact on Earth on a global scale 470 million years ago have been found on a Highlands beach.

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen uncovered tiny remnants of meteorites, smaller than a grain of sand, within rocks in Sutherland.

The find is linked to others made in China, the US and Australia.

The scientists think the meteorites – a result of a collision in space – triggered earthquakes and tsunamis.


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