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Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck earth at 'deadliest possible' angle

May 26, 2020 - General

New simulations from Imperial College London have revealed the asteroid that doomed the dinosaurs struck Earth at the ‘deadliest possible’ angle.

Original artwork depicting the moment the asteroid struck in present-day Mexico
[Credit: Chase Stone]The simulations show that the asteroid hit Earth at an angle of about 60 degrees, which maximised the amount of climate-changing gases thrust into the upper atmosphere.

Such a strike likely…

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