Archive for September, 2002

Fires From Asteroid May Have Spared Some Regions

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 16, 2002   View Article

About 65 million years ago a space rock slammed into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and scattered high-velocity debris around Earth, igniting wildfires in North America, the Indian subcontinent, and most of the equatorial part of the world.

However, northern Asia, Europe, Antarctica and possibly much of Australia may have been spared the inferno, according to a new computer simulation of how the wildfires spread around the world.

© 2008-2010 Collected Writings By John Roach