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The Chicxulub Crater: A World Changing Impact

The Chicxulub meteor impact changed the world in extraordinary ways which we are only now beginning to understand.

Around 66 million years ago a huge event changed the earth completely. 470 more words


The Day the Dinosaurs Died

Like pilgrims flocking to the site of an astronomical apparition, we reached the end of a fishing pier in the small village of Chicxulub (Chick-SHA-lube) on the northern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, and squinted into the bright blue sky. 599 more words

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The Dinosaur Extinction: Where Marine Lava Flowed

On the 8th of February research was published in the Journal of Science Advances about the K-T event (Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event which killed the Dinosaurs). The research presented evidence for the global magmatism (activation of Magma around the world) as a result of the Chicxulub Meteorite impact. 1,282 more words


Volcanism, the Chicxulub impact and the K-Pg event.

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. The end of the Mesozoic era at ca. 66 million years ago (Ma) is marked by one of the most severe biotic crisis in Earth’s history: the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) mass extinction. 467 more words

The Situation's Gravity

T.C. Boyle’s “Chicxulub” begins with the first-person narrator describing his daughter walking down a street in the rain, then describing a woman leaving a restaurant drunk. 1,277 more words

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The Winds of Winter

Almost 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.  397 more words