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A theory of terrestrial catastrophism

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The time sequence of terrestrial catastrophes and other Solar System phenomena is apparently stochastic but with an underlying galactic modulation. A mechanism is proposed involving the capture of planetesimals as the Sun passes through spiral arms.

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