Scientists have discovered evidence that the ancient drummer crashed into the Earth and created the highest temperature mark in the entire history of the planet.
Researchers know that our planet during the period of formation was constantly under the gun at space stones. Some of them left behind massive craters that are still not worn. One of them is located in Canada - Mastastinskoe Lake. Covers a width of 228 km, which hints at the enormous size of a meteorite. It is believed that was formed 38 million years ago.
Many craters practically do not leave any material inside, because they evaporate in a collision. Therefore, it is difficult to obtain any information about the predecessor, its nature or the conditions of the fall. But a huge amount of heat is released on impact. Therefore, the team decided to measure the temperature created at the time of the fall. A detailed overview of the crater helped to detect the presence of zircon. Studies show that its transformation requires heating at 2370 ° C. So at the moment of impact it was the minimum temperature. This is the first time zirconium has been used to calculate heat on impact.