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Title: Comet showers and Nemesis, the death star

The recently proposed hypothesis that the periodic extinctions of terrestrial species are the result of comet showers catalyzed by a hypothetical distant solar companion, Nemesis, a tale of global death by comet bombardment of the earth, is discussed. (GHT)
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6265730
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-84-3688; CONF-8405262-1
ON: DE85003736
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Southwest regional conference for astronomy and astrophysics, Los Alamos, NM, USA, 1 May 1984
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COMETS; COLLISIONS; ORBITS; EARTH PLANET; VARIATIONS; PLANETS 640107* -- Astrophysics & Cosmology-- Planetary Phenomena