Killer Asteroids Created Conditions For The Emergence Of Life On Earth
Intensive mixing of solid rock in the asteroid strikes areas enrich the water with minerals and rocks themselves made more porous and suitable for bacterial life. An international team of scientists analyzed soil samples with a ten place drop Chiksulubskogo asteroid that caused the extinction of large terrestrial species 66 million years ago. As it turned out, despite its catastrophic impact on the biosphere of the Earth as a whole, at the point of its fall asteroid even improved living conditions for the simplest organisms. The relevant article is published in the journal Science.