Exploring abrupt climate change induced by comets and asteroids during human history

November 22, 2018

Cosmic impact destroys lost city of the Levant in 1700 BC
DENVER — A superheated blast from the skies obliterated cities and farming settlements north of the Dead Sea around 3,700 years ago, preliminary findings suggest. Radiocarbon dating and unearthed minerals that instantly crystallized at high temperatures indicate that a massive airburst caused by a meteor that exploded in the atmosphere instantaneously destroyed civilization in a…
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