Sunday February 10, 2013

Finally Confirmed: An Asteroid Wiped Out the Dinosaurs

A hotly contested theory of what actually caused the extinction of the dinosaurs has finally been confirmed by a team of international scientists. The date of the asteroid hitting the Mexican coastline was one of the points of contention which the scientists narrowed the timeline down to an 11K year period, removing speculation. Dinosaurs around the world can now rest easy in their rocky crypts, their killer has been confirmed. big grin

European and American scientists have re-tested debris from Chicxulub using state-of-the-art equipment and narrowed the asteroid impact down to a period of 11,000 years, between 66.03 and 66.04 million years ago آ— almost simultaneous with the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction.

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