Today is Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Here’s what you need to know:
One asteroid may have been responsible for ending the frozen age of Snowball Earth.
The Yarrabubba crater, located in Western Australia, was determined to be the oldest crater on Earth, and the asteroid made impact over two billion years ago.
Nicholas Timms, a co-author and associate professor at Curtin University’s School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, said the time period of the Yarrabubba impact matches the end of ancient glaciations.
After impact, the asteroid could have released half a trillion tons of water vapor into the atmosphere, which absorbed heat and caused Earth to become warmer.
Currently, the crater sits at 43-miles wide and predates any other impact crater by 200 million years.
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Scores and Game Times:
Ohio men’s basketball lost 83-74 against Toledo on Tuesday. (The Post)
Ohio women’s basketball is searching for its first sweep tonight as it takes on Northern Illinois (The Post)
Today is partly cloudy, with no precipitation. The high is 41 degrees, and the week continues to be a cold one. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)
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