EJECTING TONS OF ROCKS INTO SPACE. Instapundit posted on this article in MIT’s Technology Review blog which describes a new study on the impact of the asteroid weighing over one trillion tons which struck the earth some 65 million years ago. Among the consequences of the collision with the asteroid was: “the mass extinction of land-based life on Earth.” The new study deals with another consequence: “the ejection of billions of tons of life-bearing rocks and water into space.” Where did it all go? The study estimates that as much of it wound up on one of the moons of Jupiter as on our own moon because of the large gravitational pull of Jupiter. And as much would have gone into interstellar space as to all the other planets and moons in our solar system.

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