By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Late Heavy Bombardment

Late Heavy Bombardment

From Year 0 (BCE/CE): -3800000000
Post Date: 06/04/0000
Visual Craters of the Moon! In a period known as the Late Heavy Bombardment, the solar system experienced a intense barrage of asteroid and comet impacts, with many large objects striking the Earth and Moon. This event likely occurred as the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn migrated to their current orbits, sending smaller bodies into chaotic trajectories. The Late Heavy Bombardment had a profound impact on the Earth’s surface, potentially leading to the extinction of early life forms and resetting the planet’s geological clock.
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