Scientists believe extinction comes around every 27 million years...

dino-deathIf the Gulf oil spill, environmental changes, and strange astrological occurrences have not got you already thinking that we might actually be living in the final days, perhaps this story will…

Scientists believe that our planet undergoes an extinction event once every 27 million years.

The extinctions range from utter catastrophe, devastating the majority of species on Earth, to smaller ones like the most recent, which destroyed 10 per cent of known species. And while they happen once every 27 million years (give or take 10 million years or so).

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planetxThese cyclical extinction events are believed by some to be brought about by Nemesis, the Sun’s dark, world destroying counterpart.  It is believed that once every 3500 to 27 million (depending on which Coast to Coast AM guest you are listening to at the time), Nemesis comes into our galaxy (dangerously close to the Earth), bringing with it planet killing storms of meteorites and asteroids.

Thankfully though… this is really just a very scientific urban legend...

Astrophysics and other learned grey beards believes that the long unusual orbit of Nemesis could not be maintained as perfectly as the fossil record (and it’s pointing to periods of time where everything is killed off all at once) for all these millennia.  Over time, Nemesis would have encountered other enormous gravity influencing celestial objects (such as enormous stars) which would have in some way altered the orbit of Nemesis to some degree or another.  They know this because these objects had a similar effect n our own sun!

This implies that it is not a hidden celestial body, but something closer to home, since it is unlikely that anything in space would maintain such a regular heartbeat over so long a time.

And with that, enter the giant methane bubbles of the Gulf…

No one rides for free…

deepwater-horizon-platformEarlier in the week, we told you about the possibility of a massive methane bubble escaping from the Deepwater Horizon accident site and how such a bubble is theoretically capable of bringing about a massive extinction event on this planet (as it has done a few times before in our planet’ history).

Now what if, despite the word from the scientist who noticed this pattern of death that we have between ten and fifteen million years before even having to lose a moment of sleep over this cycle, all the drilling and screwing around in an area of the Gulf that already has a few “conformed kills” (if you will) is only speeding up the inevitable and instead of having tens of millions of years before having to worry about everything coming to an end, we now have like six months or so.

Guess we will just have to keep our fingers crossed and see where everything goes …

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