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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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