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We Know Exactly When Dinosaurs Went Extinct

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During the age of dinosaurs, a massive asteroid slammed into the Earth, bringing an end to most life at the time. And thanks to new fossil evidence, we’ve been able to pinpoint a time of year for this event that happened millions of years ago.

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Sources:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04446-1
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-03232-9
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/asteroid-that-decimated-the-dinosaurs-struck-in-spring-180979621/
https://www.nature.com/articles/nature10982

Images:
Asteroid that created Chicxulub crater
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chicxulub_impact_-_artist_impression.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tanis_site_photograph.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:North_america_65mya.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_North_America_with_the_Western_Interior_Seaway_during_the_Campanian_(Upper_Cretaceous).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tanis_fossil_site,_fish_with_ejecta_clustered_in_the_gill_region.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paddlefish_Polyodon_spathula.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Acipenser_oxyrhynchus.jpg
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04446-1/figures/2
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-03232-9/figures/2
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yanosteus_longidorsalis_MHNT.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zooplankton.jpg
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/fossil-fish-gm96672769-583499
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04446-1/figures/7
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%9B%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%B0_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%B8,_%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BC%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B5_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B5.jpg
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https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/palingenia-longicauda-gm1049362746-280645668
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/abundance-of-blooming-wild-flowers-on-the-meadow-at-spring-time-346735598
https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/tilt-of-the-earths-axis-and-earths-season-gm695485360-128624653
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/model-of-a-dinosaur-park-gm157684742-14510876
https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/seamless-black-dice-isolated-on-white-gm1307376965-397661859

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