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Did a cosmic crash heat up Earth 56 million years ago?

Researchers are debating evidence of an ancient warming, which could shed light on current climate change and Earth’s future
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Did a cosmic crash heat up Earth 56 million years ago?

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Researchers have found evidence that a comet or space rock smashed into Earth 56 million years ago, perhaps setting off a massive warming that began around that time. It's a … Click to Continue »

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