A large study conducted by 24 researchers and published in two scientific papers, revealed that 12,800 years ago, our planet was subject to an extraterrestrial impact.
More exactly, a weird space object allegedly invaded Earth while humans were at their jump-off of creating their more variegated societies.
The research title is “Extraordinary Biomass-Burning Episode and Impact Winter Triggered by the Younger Dryas Cosmic Impact-12,800 Years Ago”.
In particular, this study was examining geochemical and isotopic labels. It discovered that massive fires could partially take the blame for the dematerialization of huge mammals.
“The study includes measurements made at more than 170 different sites around the world,” said Adrian Melott, Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas and one of the authors.
The extraterrestrial impact would have generated extensive flames, thus the dust sealed the whole sky, forbidding sun rays from entering.
Moreover, as reported by Mellot and his co-workers, the new information shows that the extraterrestrial impact happened when the Earth collided with parts of a dismantling comet.
This comet was about 100 kilometers in diameter; however, its remnants prevail in our solar system even today.
Furthermore, the climate reduced so fast, all the plants died and the food reservoirs depleted. The glaciers flowed onwards once again.
The oceanic drifts relocated, approximately creating a glacial era that endured at least thousand years more.
“The hypothesis is that a massive comet fragmented and the pieces hit Earth, generating this disaster,” said Melott.
To emphasize, the writers hypothesize that this extraterrestrial impact could have set in motion a few important events.
First, the incident of the Recent Dryas, then the burning of biomass. Further goes the annihilation of the large species, the cultural alterations of humans and the drop in population.
“The estimates imply that the impact would have depleted the ozone layer, causing increases in skin cancer and other negative health effects,” said Melott.
“The impact hypothesis remains a hypothesis, but this study provides a large amount of evidence, which we argue can only be explained by a very large cosmic impact.”
Eventually, the climate started getting warm again. Together with this, people emerged into a world with less large animals.
They established that the theory of this research shows that humans survived a
catastrophic event. And not only this, but they also took the best thing out of it by starting to reproduce the Earth.
Interestingly, this is the same thing the author Graham Hancock likewise said.
According to him, a remarkably advanced ancient civilization thrived during the Ice Age. However, it suddenly disappeared from the planet around 13,000 years ago as a result of a massive comet collision.
“Near the end of the last Ice Age 12,800 years ago, a giant comet that had entered the solar system from deep space thousands of years earlier, broke into multiple fragments. Some of these struck the Earth causing a global cataclysm on a scale unseen since the extinction of the dinosaurs.”