Friday, March 5, 2010

Asteroid Killed Off The Dinosaurs, Says International Scientific Panel

An artist's rendering of the moment of impact when an enormous space rock struck the Yucat√°n peninsula at the end of the Cretaceous Period. (Credit: Don Davis, NASA)

From Science Daily:

Science Daily (Mar. 4, 2010) — The Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction, which wiped out the dinosaurs and more than half of species on Earth, was caused by an asteroid colliding with Earth and not massive volcanic activity, according to a comprehensive review of all the available evidence, published in the journal Science.

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