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Evidence found of 'impact winter' after asteroid that killed dinosaurs
Evidence found of 'impact winter' after asteroid that killed dinosaurs

Sixty-six million years ago, the massive Chicxulub asteroid slammed into Earth, setting off a chain of events that wiped out the dinosaurs and countless other species. For decades, scientists have tried to reconstruct the events immediately following the devastating impact to determine exactly why so much life was lost on land and in the oceans. While the impact was tremendous, it wasn’t quite enough to have killed 70% of all life on Earth by itself. What else was responsible for the mass die-off? Now researchers in the Netherlands say they have found a new piece of the puzzle. In a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they report the...

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