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Offline Eric A. Taylor

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How heavy was the Heavy bombardment era?
« on: 20/04/2011 00:30:39 »
the late heavy bombardment era is referred to as the last growth spurt of the Earth, when asteroids rained down on Earth fairly often. TV shows typically depict this time as objects striking every few seconds, but this is surly an exaggeration, much like 18th and 19th Century paintings of battles showing quite a lot happening all at once.

If I were to visit Earth during this time how often could I expect to see an impact, every fey days, years or would it be more like every few thousand years or millions of years?


 

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