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Ice, an Asteroid Impact and the Rise of Complex Life

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An iceberg carrying rock debris into the Antarctic Ocean near Casey Station. Photo: David Wakil

By Victor Gostin, David McKirdy and George Williams

An asteroid impact in southern Australia is redefining the conditions that preceded the explosion of multicellular life more than 500 million years ago.

Victor Gostin, David McKirdy and George Williams are with the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

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