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Asteroid impact, not volcanoes, made the Earth uninhabitable for dinosaurs

July 1, 2020 - General

Modelling of the Chicxulub asteroid impact 66 million years ago shows it created a world largely unsuitable for dinosaurs to live in.

An individual of Ankylosaurus magniventris, a large armoured dinosaur species, witnesses the impact of an asteroid,
falling on the Yucatan peninsula 66 million years ago. Not even its large size and thick armour sheltered
its kind from the violence of this cosmic disaster [Credit: Fabio Manucci]The…

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