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Multiple star explosions may have contributed to a mass extinction on Earth

Multiple star explosions may have contributed to a mass extinction on Earth

Simultaneous explosions of stars, called supernovae, may have led to one of Earth's mass extinctions 359 million years ago, according to new research. Several global extinction events occurred during Devonian period, which lasted from 359 million to 419.2 million years ago, and ended it as well. The collective events resulted in the loss of 70 to 80 percent of all animal species present during the Devonian, largely affecting marine life.

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