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Dinosaurs Mass Extinction Was Not Caused By An Asteroid Collision

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#1 Thoth101



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 03:06 AM

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It is mainly believed that an asteroid collision on Earth was the culprit behind the mass extinction of the dinosaurs, but now, new research says that was not the case at all.  


Express reports that experts from the University of Rhode Island carried out a study on what may have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs that is believed to have taken place about 66 million years ago. They discovered that the widely spread belief of a sudden asteroid clash was not the cause of their extinction; neither was the hypothesis of climate change at that time.  

Their discoveries implied that the extinction was not sudden and simultaneous, but slowly, over time. The team of researchers analyzed sediments that were dating back as far as 227 to 205 million years ago at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.