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A team of American and European researchers have confirmed that the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction — the event that wiped out roughly 75% of the planet’s species, including almost every dinosaur — was caused by an asteroid impact in Mexico 66 million years ago. The Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction was the last great extinction event to occur on Earth, and is most notable for causing the diversification of mammals that eventually resulted in Homo sapiens.

Edited by Chris13002 - 2/8/13 at 1:26pm
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Interesting read...
    
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The article's picture is way more interesting than the content. tongue.gif
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Good read
Thanks
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The article's picture is way more interesting than the content. tongue.gif

Love the title tag- "An artist's (very dramatic) impression of what an asteroid impact on Earth would look like"
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Leave religion and conspiracy garbage out of this thread please...
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I wonder when the next one will come along? You know to wipe out humans.
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I wonder when the next one will come along? You know to wipe out humans.

Tomorrow.
 
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The article's picture is way more interesting than the content. tongue.gif

I disagree, thought it was a good read smile.gif. Thanks OP!
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I will have to read this later but Alright guys Good job! I don't know why they needed to wait so long, the amount of evidence supporting this has been staggering for a very long time now..
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