If you had asked me this as a teenager, I would have said, “It was good,” and the conversation would have ended. In this post, though, I actually give you details.
All you need are radioactive rock parts, a mass spectrometer and math skills, and then you too can figure out how many millions of years ago different things happened on our planet.
An asteroid? A meteorite? A Near-Earth object? A bolide? Anything, but late for dinner?
Yes. Yes. Yes. Sometimes. Yes, but only if it is also a comedian from the 1950s.
If you want to have a really bad day, do like the dinosaurs did and hang around after a six-mile wide object from outer space smashes into the Earth.
For the most part, getting hypothermia is not good, unless, of course, you want to make your body a suitable habitat for bioluminescent bacteria.
Angels making Civil War soldiers glow? Unicorns on the Moon? It's science in the Nineteenth Century!
We just recently realized there is a volcano here on Earth that is about the same size as Poland.