Supernova close to Earth 2.6 million years ago could have killed off large ocean animals

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Supernova close to Earth 2.6 million years ago could have killed off large ocean animals

Earth was showered with heavy particles called muons, which could have caused mutations and cancer in animals

A supernova explosion coinciding with the start of Pleistocene period could have wiped out large ocean creatures in a mass extinction event about 2.6 million years ago. That's the suggestion of a n...

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