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Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs created perfect conditions for microbial life to thrive

The massive Chicxulub crater on Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula is the fingerprint of a killer, probably responsible for the destruction of ...
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Global temperature modeling suggests dinosaurs were wiped out by asteroid strike

A massive asteroid impact is likely to blame for the extinction event that marks the end of the Cretaceous period, ...
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North Dakota fossil site may be ‘most sensational’ glimpse of final minutes of dinosaur reign

Sixty-six million years ago, an immense asteroid smacked into what is now the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, triggering global devastation ...
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66 million years ago a deadly asteroid struck Earth. Scientists just found a fish killed by the impact

At one of the most important ancient graveyards on Earth in North Dakota, paleontologists unearthed the fossilized remains of fish ...
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Is ‘interstellar visitor’ an alien probe? ‘We should be appropriately skeptical’

One year ago, in October 2017, astronomers detected the first confirmed interstellar visitor to our solar system – an asteroid dubbed Oumuamua ...
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98: That’s how many humans it would take to start over on another planet

Are we too vulnerable to asteroid strikes and other cataclysms to stick with our single planet? … Frédéric Marin is ...