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What really killed the dinosaurs? (It wasn’t just the asteroid) - Sean P. S. Gulick


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Sixty-six million years ago, near what’s now the Yucatán Peninsula, a juvenile sauropod feasted on horsetail plants on a riverbank. Earth was a tropical planet. Behemoth and tiny dinosaurs alike soared its skies and roamed its lands while reptiles and tentacled ammonites swept its seas. But, in an instant, everything would change. Sean P. S. Gulick details one of Earth's most devastating periods.

Many movies have been made about the possibility of a future asteroid or comet impact. Discuss what scientists are doing to study the true probability of a future large impact event.

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