(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists believe that animals that inhabited our planet millions of years ago could have been thrown into space by an asteroid impact . It is possible, experts say, that the fragments could reach Mars. It is reported by the information edition “Daily Star”.
Researchers believe that dinosaurs were to some extent ahead of humans by several million years and were earlier on the Red Planet. However, they were all already dead when they were in low-earth orbit.
This incredible hypothesis was presented in Peter Brannen’s book The End of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Deadly Oceans and Our Quest for Understanding of Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions.
In the book, in particular, it is reported that scientists are close to unraveling what caused the five disasters that provoked the mass extinction of species on Earth. About 66 million years ago, the asteroid Chicxulub collided with our planet and caused catastrophic earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.
In his book, Brannen talks about what happened when an asteroid hit the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico). A stone larger than Everest, moving at a speed twenty times faster than a bullet, collided with the Earth.
The instant fall squeezed and heated the surrounding air. The stone “punched” a hole in the cosmic vacuum in the Earth’s atmosphere, after which the heavens rushed to fill this space and huge volumes of earth’s rock were thrown into near-earth orbit. All this happened in just a few seconds. Further investigation showed that the celestial body threw life on Mars and the moons of Jupiter.
The author of the study, Rachel Worth from the University of Pennsylvania, said: scientists have found that the stones with fragments of life most likely moved from Earth and Mars to the rest of the planets of the solar system, therefore, during future missions to Saturn’s moon Titan or the moons of Jupiter, the independent origin of the discovered on them biological material.
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