Cosmic Airburst May have Wiped Out Part of the Middle East, 3700 Years Ago

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Archaeologists have advanced a theory that towns and people in a region just north of the Dead Sea may have been obliterated by a Tunguska style airburst, 3,700 years ago. Cosmic Airburst May Have Wiped Out Part of the Middle East 3,700 Years Ago By Owen Jarus, Live Science Contributor…

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End-Permian Extinction Due to Contact Metamorphism?

David Middleton Here’s a novel take on the Siberian Traps and the End-Permian extinction: Geology Massive underground magma pulse caused the world’s largest mass-extinction The end-Permian wiped out almost all marine species Geologists have suggested that Earth’s most severe mass-extinction was caused by a huge pulse of magma which released deadly levels of greenhouse gases…