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Dark skies at the end of the Cretaceous

Thirty years ago, the discovery of anomalously high abundance of iridium and other platinum group elements in the Cretaceous/Palaeogene (K-Pg) boundary led to the hypothesis that an asteroid collided with the Earth and caused one of the most devastating events in the history of life.  380 more words

How to kill the dinosaurs in ten minutes

Ten minutes difference, and Earth would still be Planet of the Dinosaurs

We have suspected for some decades that the dinosaurs1 became extinct as the result of a massive meteorite, an asteroid, hitting the Earth. 3,566 more words

Science

Danger of Extinction

Unmoored

Apparently, according to scientist, 66 million years ago there was a gigantic (6-mile wide) comet/astroid which struck the earth in the ocean near Mexico.  The result of this impact was devastating on the earth, destroying plant life, ocean life, and bringing about the extinction of the dinosaurs.   559 more words

Editorials

Meteor Impact Or Volcanic Eruption; That Is The Question

Today it is widely accepted that the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs was caused by the giant meteorite impact at Chicxulub, Mexico; this has not always been the received wisdom, however. 305 more words

Science

Here's a story idea for whoever wants it: the Chicxulub Virus

Tonight I have been working on the final draft of the paperback version of “A Tale of Hell and other Works of Horror”.   I took a break to talk with the fiancée (over the phone), have dinner, and watch one of my favorite episodes of… 268 more words

General

Fifth Mass Extinction: Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction Event

The Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event occurred 65 million years ago.  In this extinction 17% of families, 50% of all genera, and 75% of all species became extinct.  141 more words

Environment