Tidal Effects Of Passing Planets And Mass Extinctions

  title={Tidal Effects Of Passing Planets And Mass Extinctions},
  author={Daniele Fargion and A Khaliq Dar},
Recent observations suggest that many planetary-mass objects may be present in the outer solar system between the Kuiper belt and the Oort cloud. Gravitational perturbations may occasionally bring them into the inner solar system. Their passage near Earth could have generated gigantic tidal waves, large volcanic eruptions, sea regressions, large meteoritic… CONTINUE READING