Scientists Dispute Whether Asteroid Impact or Volcanoes Made Earth Uninhabitable for Dinosaurs

Posted on June 29, 2020 2:06 pm
Tags: ,

Original feed source click here and original story source click here

URL https://www.newswars.com/scientists-dispute-whether-asteroid-impact-or-volcanoes-made-earth-uninhabitable-for-dinosaurs/ 

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

The asteroid, which struck the Earth off the coast of Mexico at the end of the Cretaceous era 66 million years ago, has long been believed to be the cause of the demise of all dinosaur species except those that became birds.

However, some researchers have suggested that tens of thousands of years of large volcanic eruptions may have been the actual cause of the extinction event, which also killed off almost 75% of life on

Share

COMMENTS