September 10, 2019

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“Drilling into the seafloor off Mexico, scientists have extracted a unique geologic record of the single worst day in the history of life, when a city-sized asteroid smashed into Earth 65 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs and three-quarters of all other life on the planet.



Their analysis of these new rock samples from the Chicxulub crater, made public Monday, reveals a parfait of debris deposited in layers almost minute-by-minute at the heart of the impact during the first day of a global catastrophe. It records traces of the explosive melting, massive earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides and wildfires as the immense asteroid blasted a hole 100 miles wide and 12 miles deep, the scientists said.”



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