Tagged: Meteorite

More bad news for dinosaurs: Chicxulub meteorite impact triggered global volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 12, 2018

Leif Karlstrom, University of Oregon and Joseph Byrnes, University of Minnesota This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The end of the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago was a rough time to be living on Earth. Three global catastrophes occurred nearly simultaneously: The Chicxulub meteorite slammed into … Read More

A meteorite on my knee - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 11, 2015

The heft of the thing was impressive for something that fitted the palm of my hand. And the crystallisation (?) patterns of the metal intriguing. Here’s a closer look – Crystallisation pattern on meteorite I know very little about meteorites, but it was great to hold a chunk of metal that has been hurling around … Read More