Chicxulub crater
The Chicxulub crater (/ˈtʃiːkʃʉluːb/; [tʃʼikʃuluɓ]) is a prehistoric impact crater buried underneath the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Its center is located near the town of Chicxulub, after which the ...
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If there had been no asteroid collision 65 million years ago, would the human species even exist?
If there had been no asteroid collision 65 million years ago, would the human species even exist?
Massive, Ancient Asteroid Crater may Provide Clues to Dinosaur Extinction
Scientists digging deep into the Gulf of Mexico say they have cracked into a crater, formed some 65 million years ago after a massive asteroid struck the earth. The 33-member team of scientists from a...
Dinosaur-killing asteroid to be drilled by scientists
Scientists plan to drill into the impact crater where an asteroid struck Earth 66 million years ago and killed the dinosaurs.
Did 'Dark Matter' Or A Star Called Nemesis Kill The Dinosaurs?
The dinosaur extinction 66m years ago was most likely caused by a comet or big asteroid hitting the Earth. But given that asteroids don't actually hit our planet very often, could this really be the w...
Asteroid Impact, Volcanism Were One-Two Punch For Dinosaurs
For 35 years, paleontologists and geologists have debated the role these two global events played in the last mass extinction, with one side claiming the eruptions were irrelevant, and the other side ...
Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event
The Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) extinction event, formerly known as the Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) extinction, was a mass extinction of some three-quarters of plant and animal species on Earth—includin...
Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event - Wikipedia
Massive, Ancient Asteroid Crater may Provide Clues to Dinosaur Extinction
Scientists digging deep into the Gulf of Mexico say they have cracked into a crater, formed some 65 million years ago after a massive asteroid struck the earth. The 33-member team of scientists from a...
K-T boundary
The Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) boundary, formerly known as the Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) boundary, is a geological signature, usually a thin band. It defines the end of the Mesozoic Era, and is usua...
K-T boundary - Wikipedia
Deccan Traps
The Deccan Traps are a large igneous province located on the Deccan Plateau of west-central India (between 17°–24°N, 73°–74°E) and one of the largest volcanic features on Earth. They consist of multip...
Deccan Traps - Wikipedia
Shiva crater
The Shiva crater is a geologic structure, which is hypothesized by Sankar Chatterjee and colleagues to be a 500 km in diameter impact structure. This geologic structure consists of the Bombay High an...
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Alvarez hypothesis
The Alvarez hypothesis posits that the mass extinction of the dinosaurs and many other living things was caused by the impact of a large asteroid on the Earth sixty-five million years ago, called the ...
Alvarez hypothesis - Wikipedia