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Ancient asteroid crater found off the coast of Scotland

The site where an old asteroid hit the United Kingdom 1.2 billion years ago was found at a location below the sea between the mainland of Scotland and the western islands. Researchers at Oxford and Aberdeen Universities discovered signs of violent collision in Scotland in 2008, but they have recently discovered where the giant rock fell. After testing rocks near …

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Ancient asteroid crater located off coast of Scotland | Science

Scotland and the Outer Hebrides. Researchers at Oxford and Aberdeen University found signs of the violent Collision in Scotland on a field trip in 2008, Tests on rocks near Ullapool in north-west Scotland revealed that the object was about to fall asleep in the Minch , a strait that separates the mainland and northern Inner Hebrides from Lewis and Harris, …

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"Death of Mars" – A car-sized asteroid ignites ancient climate change (Weekend Feature Film)

In the mid-1980s, a group of American archaeologists discovered a pattern on satellite imagery to understand what had become of the Mayan civilization that once ruled the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula: a near-perfect ring of sinkholes , about 200 km long, surrounds the capital of Yucatecan, Merida, and the port cities of Sisal and Progreso. A pattern created by an ancient …

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The ancient Siberia was the home of previously unknown people, scientists say science

It was cold, remote and required fighting with woolly mammoths – but it seems that a robust and previously unknown group of people lived in ancient Siberia 30,000 years ago. Scientists say the discovery could help reveal long-standing secrets about the ancestors of North American Indians. It is believed that the ancestors of North American Indians from Eurasia came across …

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Scientists discover an ancient rock structure that hides under the Antarctic and moves the ice

Deep beneath the frozen wastelands of Antarctica, scientists have discovered ancient tectonic plate structures that have a major impact on the melting patterns in the continental largest ice shelf. The Hidden Rock, which has been around for hundreds of millions of years, controls the flow of water around the gigantic Ross Ice Shelf. This shelf is currently acting as a …

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Ancient star explosions could have led early humans to walk upright

May 30, 2019, 6:21 PM UTC By Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky More than six million years have passed since early humans first walked upright, and it's still unclear exactly why we made the switch from four legs to two. Now a pair of physicists have come up with an underlying cause for that shift – and it's a wild one: Millions "When …

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Ancient supernovae challenged human ancestors to walk upright

By Brendan M. Lynch, University of Kansas 29. May 2019 Supernovae bombarded the Earth 8 million years ago with cosmic energy peaking about 2.6 million years ago, with an avalanche of electrons in the bottom Atmosphere and triggered a chain of events that eventually ended with bipedal hominins like Homo habilis, which were called a "handy man". Credit: NASA. Did …

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Ancient supernovae prompted our ancestors to go up to avoid forest fires

According to research, supernovae that bombarded the Earth millions of years ago have caused our ancestors to learn to walk upright. Electrons released from the exploding stars unleashed a new study. These strikes unleashed forest fires worldwide, creating savannahs to replace scorched forests. Prehistoric humans – or proto-humans – lived on all fours in these forests before switching to two …

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