Sunday October 04, 2015

Scientists Suggest New Twist On The Demise Of The Dinosaurs

Scientists still cling to the popular idea that dinosaurs went extinct because of something big hitting the earth, but recent findings allude to more than one catastrophe having been in play.

New research suggests that the asteroid or comet that slammed into the Earth 66 million years ago rocked the planet so violently that it accelerated a massive volcanic eruption in India, a double catastrophe that wiped out the dinosaurs and 70 percent of the Earth's species.