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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

A team of scientists has concluded that earth experienced a previously underestimated severe mass-extinction event, which occurred about 260 million years ago, raising the total of major mass extinctions in the geologic record to six.


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"It is crucial that we know the number of severe mass extinctions and their timing in order to investigate their causes," explains Michael Rampino, a professor in New York University's Department of Biology and a co-author of the analysis, which appears in the journal Historical Biology. "Notably, all six major mass extinctions are correlated with devastating environmental upheavals"specifically, massive flood-basalt eruptions, each covering more than a million square kilometers with thick lava flows."


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An the mass extinctin events are roughtly evenly spaced. Waiting for Nemesis or planet X or whatever to swing by again in its extreme long period orbit to fling more Kuiper belt objects towards the inner solar system and watch it happen again.

#1 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-10 06:19 PM | Reply

#1 It's magma plumes from the Earth's core. Read about the Siberian Traps before you go all bigoted and blame this on our planet.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-09-11 01:52 AM | Reply

" Read about the Siberian Traps before you go all bigoted and blame this on our planet.

#2 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT AT 2019-09-11 01:52 AM"

I'm not blaming it on our planet. As I said, I blame it on Nemesis, Planet X or whatever you want to call it.

#3 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-11 01:57 AM | Reply


#4 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-09-11 02:01 AM | Reply

Planet X, which is on the opposite side of the sun, is up to something yet again?

#5 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-09-11 10:45 AM | Reply

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