The asteroid struck Earth with the force of 100 million atomic bombs. The energy released by its impact set fire to trees thousands of miles away and triggered a tsunami that sent seawater rushing hundreds of miles inland. New research from the crater in the Yucatan Peninsula is helping researchers understand exactly what happened on the day that spelled doom for the dinosaurs (except birds) and began our chapter in the history of life.
Written by Grant Currin October 9, 2019
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