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New study: The asteroid killed the dinosaurs, but volcanoes made things… better?

30 Jun 2020, 13:00 UTC
New study: The asteroid killed the dinosaurs, but volcanoes made things… better? ESA

We know that a monster asteroid impact killed off the (non-avian) dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous Period. Sixty-six million years ago, a 10-kilometer wide space rock slammed into the Earth just off the coast of modern-day Yucatan, blasting a crater 150 kilometers wide and setting off a chain of catastrophic climate events that wiped out 75% of all species on the planet.

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