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Originally posted by ShadeWolf
What in the bloody hell is a bollide?
A meter-size object with an energy of a kiloton strikes the Earth's atmosphere every day or two. While it is possible that this fireball
produced a meteorite, more likely it did not. In any case the hazard of
such impacts is extremely small. We need to keep a perspective on such
events and resist the temptation to exaggerate them for the media.
Bolide impacts, also known as Meteorites have been attributed as the cause of other mass extinctions and most famously the K-T event. The K-T event occurred at approximately 65 Ma and is believed to be the trigger of the dinosaur extinction. It therefore seems possible that this theory may be applicable to the end-Triassic mass extinction at 210 Ma.