Saturday, August 28, 2010

No, Seriously, What Killed the Dinosaurs?

No, Seriously, What Killed the Dinosaurs?
Analysis by Michael Reilly
Sat Aug 28, 2010 09:33 AM ET

"Seems like an easy one to answer: an asteroid around six miles wide slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula. Continent-wide firestorms, planet-enshrouding dust cloud, massive plant death, toxic ozone, carbon monoxide poisoning ... and that's it: one resounding mass extinction all wrapped up in a pretty, hellish package and explained by a big hole in southeastern Mexico, right?"

Interesting take on extinction. This seems to indicate a more optimistic outcome if/when the next big asteroid hits the planet.
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