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Dinosaurs Might Have Survived the Asteroid, Had It Hit Almost Anywhere Else

13:51 EST 10 Nov 2017 | Yahoo News

Dinosaurs Might Have Survived the Asteroid, Had It Hit Almost Anywhere ElseThe age of dinosaurs met an unlikely end — because had the cosmic impact that doomed it hit just about anywhere else on the planet, the "terrible lizards" might still roam the Earth, a new study finds. The impact of an asteroid about 6 miles (10 kilometers) wide about 66 million years ago created a crater more than 110 miles (180 km) across near what is now the town of Chicxulub (CHEEK-sheh-loob) in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Prior work suggested the Chicxulub impact would have lofted huge amounts of ash, soot and dust into the atmosphere, choking off the amount of sunlight reaching Earth's surface by as much as 80 percent.


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