There isn't really a great name for the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs — at least, not one that has stuck in the public consciousness. It's sometimes called the K–T extinction event, and the site of its impact is known as Chicxulub Crater off the Yucatan Peninsula. Good luck finding someone who knows either of those off the top of their head. It's strange since that's probably the astronomical event that most directly led to the evolution of humankind. Then again, maybe it wasn't that big of a deal after all. Sure, the dinosaurs didn't do so well after the asteroid hit, but it turns out that other forms of life were able to move right into the crater in a matter of years.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas June 27, 2018
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