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A steaming cauldron follows the dinosaurs' demise

June 1, 2020 - General

A new study published in Science Advances reveals the Chicxulub impact crater may have harbored a vast and long-lived hydrothermal system after the catastrophic impact event linked to the extinction of dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

A Three-dimensional cross-section of the hydrothermal system in the Chicxulub impact crater
and its seafloor vents. The system has the potential for harbouring microbial life
[Credit: Victor O. Leshyk…

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