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Meteorite strikes 'good for life on Earth'

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We should stop worrying about being wiped out by meteorite strikes, and instead praise them for what they do to develop life on earth, according to a new book.

Dr Ted Nield, author of Incoming: Or Why We Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Meteorite, explains what the occasional impact has done for the earth.


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