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A Distant Asteroid Collision Gave Earthly Biodiversity An Ancient Boost

   20 Sep 00:00:04  |  Astronomy  |  Universe Today

About 466 million years ago, there was an asteroid collision in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The collision caused the breakup of a major asteroid, creating a shower of dust throughout the inner Solar System. That event is called the Ordovician Meteor Event, and its dust caused an ice age here on Earth. …
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