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The dinosaur-killing asteroid created modern rain forests

About 66 million years ago, the earth was covered with giant dinosaurs. A massive asteroid impacted the planet in the area that is now the Yucatán Peninsula. The massive impact resulted in the extinction of most species on the planet and left the planet shrouded in darkness from dust and debris in the atmosphere. A…

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The Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Birthed Today’s Rainforests

Colombia’s rainforest looked very different 66 million years ago. At present, the humid and biodiverse ecosystem is jam-packed with plants and is covered in a thick, light-blocking canopy of leaves and branches. Notably, there are no dinosaurs. But prior to the dinosaurs going away with the Chicxulub impact, signaling the end of the Cretaceous period,…

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Chicxulub Dinosaur-killing

Dinosaur-Killing Chicxulub Asteroid Gave Rise to Modern Neotropical Rainforests, Study Shows

About 66 million years ago (the end of the Cretaceous period), a 10-km-wide asteroid crashed into Earth near the site of the small town of Chicxulub in what is now Mexico. The impact unleashed an incredible amount of climate-changing gases into the atmosphere, triggering a chain of events that led to the extinction of non-avian…

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Dinosaur-killing Space

Dinosaur-killing space rock may have originated in the edge of the solar system

The chunk of space rock that killed the nonavian dinosaurs may have been a piece of a comet that Jupiter’s gravity kicked onto a collision course with Earth.

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Dinosaur-killing comet may have come from the edge of the solar system

The kind of space rock that wiped T.rex and friends from our planet might be more common than previously thought.