Isotopic analysis of a pebble embedded in one of King Tut’s brooches suggests the first-ever definitive evidence of a comet striking Earth — an impact that occurred about 28 million years ago over Egypt. Read More: goo.gl/ReZHHh
"Undoubtedly, the Earth has been hit numerous times by comets, but our knowledge of these is lacking because comets leave such a poor record…so this discovery is amazing."
(Photo Credit: Jon Bodsworth/University of the Witwatersrand)

Isotopic analysis of a pebble embedded in one of King Tut’s brooches suggests the first-ever definitive evidence of a comet striking Earth — an impact that occurred about 28 million years ago over Egypt. Read More: goo.gl/ReZHHh

"Undoubtedly, the Earth has been hit numerous times by comets, but our knowledge of these is lacking because comets leave such a poor record…so this discovery is amazing."

(Photo Credit: Jon Bodsworth/University of the Witwatersrand)