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Mammoth-Killer Impact Gets Mixed Reception From Earth Scientists

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Science  01 Jun 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5829, pp. 1264-1265
DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5829.1264

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ACAPULCO, MEXICO-- A headline-grabbing proposal that an exploding comet wreaked havoc on man and beast 13,000 years ago got its first full scientific airing at a meeting here last week. But geoscientists are not dashing off to rewrite the textbooks yet.