The day the dinosaurs died: Asteroid impact site reveals devastation from power of 10 billion A-bombs
Scientists have unveiled stunning new research that sheds light on the 24 hours that followed the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.
The asteroid strike 66 million years ago has been compared to the power of 10 billion atomic bombs.
An international team of scientists led by the University of Texas at Austin examined hundreds of feet of rocks that filled the Chicxulub impact crater within the first 24 hours after impact. The Chicxulub crater is located offshore from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.