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Tuesday, January 05, 2021

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs!

The trajectory of the asteroid thought to have killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago was just right to cause maximum damage. A new study of Chicxulub crater in Mexico, where the asteroid struck, has revealed that the angle and speed of the impact were probably in the perfect range to send clouds of choking vapor into the skies.


When an asteroid hits a planet, the resulting crater is highly dependent on the angle of the impact. Gareth Collins at Imperial College London in the UK and his colleagues compared a set of simulations with geological data gathered at Chicxulub crater to reconstruct that impact.




Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2244354-asteroid-that-killed-the-dinosaurs-hit-just-right-for-maximum-damage/#ixzz6igq7L4Oe



Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2244354-asteroid-that-killed-the-dinosaurs-hit-just-right-for-maximum-damage/#ixzz6igq7L4Oe

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