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Habitability and Cosmic Catastrophes

(Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics)

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The evolution of life on Earth during the last four billion years has not been uniform. Several distinct periods of mass extinction are known, the last led to the extinction of the dinosaurs some 60 million years ago. The causes for these mass extinctions are, at least in some cases, cosmic catastrophes, such as impacts of asteroid sized bodies, nearby supernova explosions ...more
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Published January 1st 2009 by Springer (first published January 28th 2008)
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