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Submission + - 29 June 3123 BC Astroid Impact Observation Found

pease1 writes: "A cuneiform clay tablet that has puzzled scholars for over 150 years has been translated for the first time to be a contemporary Sumerian observation of an asteroid impact at Köfels, Austria in 3123 BC. A press release about a book on the topic says "Half the tablet records planet positions and cloud cover, the same as any other night, but the other half of the tablet records an object large enough for its shape to be noted even though it is still in space. The astronomers made an accurate note of its trajectory relative to the stars, which to an error better than one degree is consistent with an impact at Köfels.""

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