Scientists discover evidence of asteroid that killed dinosaurs

  • Tuesday 17, September 2019 11:03 AM
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: A new study led by the University of Texas at Austin analyzed core samples from the Chicxulub crater and used it to assemble a timeline of what happened after the dinosaur-killing asteroid crashed into Earth.
A new study led by the University of Texas at Austin analyzed core samples from the Chicxulub crater and used it to assemble a timeline of what happened after the dinosaur-killing asteroid crashed into Earth.

Researchers estimate that the asteroid struck Earth with the force of 10 billion atomic bombs. The blast set the land ablaze, igniting trees and plants up to thousands of miles away.

The impact then triggered a massive tsunami several hundred meters high and moving away from the crater. According to the New York Times, it also catapulted rock into the upper atmosphere.