Ocean asteroid impact could deplete ozone

Tucson (UPI) Oct 13, 2010 ![][1] If a medium-sized asteroid were to hit in Earth’s oceans a tsunami wouldn’t be the only worry, U.S. scientists say – the ozone layer could be at risk too. A computer simulation by researchers at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson suggests water vapor and sea salt thrown into the atmosphere could damage the protective layer and create record levels of ultraviolet radiation that c

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