Evidence from Zircons Suggest Our Ancestors Survived Massive Asteroid Impact

  Artist rendition of an asteroid impact on Earth (Credit: Shutterstock)

Artist rendition of an asteroid impact on Earth (Credit: Shutterstock)

Aaron Cavosie and his colleagues at Curtin University studied zircons discovered within Australasian tektites; the resulting research gives further evidence to suggest our ancestors survived a kilometer-sized asteroid impact.

To read the article “Yes, We Can Survive A Deadly Asteroid Impact Just As Our Early Ancestors Did” by Trevor Nace in Forbes, please click here. 

To read the abstract in GeoScienceWorld “New clues from Earth's most elusive impact crater: Evidence of reidite in Australasian tektites from Thailand”

by Cavosie, Koeberl, et al, please click here.

Jennie Wadsworth