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Dinosaur Killing Asteroid Hit in Exactly the Wrong Place

18 May 2017, 20:15 UTC
Dinosaur Killing Asteroid Hit in Exactly the Wrong Place ESA

The asteroid that struck Earth about 66 million years ago and led to the mass extinction of dinosaurs may have hit one of the worst places possible as far as life on Earth was concerned. When it struck, the resulting cataclysm choked the atmosphere with sulphur, which blocked out the Sun. Without the Sun, the food chain collapsed, and it was bye-bye dinosaurs, and bye-bye most of the other life on Earth, too.

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