Chicxulub theory revived 2010

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PRINT Back to story It's official: An asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent Thu Mar 4, 2:07 pm ET LONDON (Reuters) – A giant asteroid smashing into Earth is the only plausible explanation for the extinction of the dinosaurs, a global scientific team said on Thursday, hoping to settle a row that has divided experts for decades. A panel of 41 scientists from across the world reviewed 20 years' worth of research to try to confirm the cause of the so-called Cretaceous-Tertiary (KT) extinction, which created a "hellish environment" around 65 million years ago and wiped out more than half of all species on the planet. Scientific opinion was split over whether the extinction was caused by an asteroid or by volcanic activity in the Deccan Traps in what is now India, where there were a series of super volcanic eruptions that lasted around 1.5 million years. The new study, conducted by scientists from Europe, the United States, Mexico, Canada and
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2010 for the course BIO 201 taught by Professor True during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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