Saturday, February 6, 2010

Did An Asteroid Strike In Australia Plunge Anglo-Saxon England Into A Mini Ice-Age?

A veil of dust thrown up by an asteroid 2,000ft across may have caused a mini ice-age in 535AD

From The Daily Mail:

A giant meteorite that broke in two as it crashed off Australia, could have been responsible for a mini-ice age that engulfed Britain in 535AD.

The claim was made by marine geophysicist Dallas Abbott at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union last month.

She found evidence of two substantial impact craters in the Gulf of Carpentaria, off the northern Australian coast.

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