Paleontologists Described The Last Day Of The Dinosaur Era


Samples from the center of Crater Chiksulub helped to reconstruct the first hours after the fall of the asteroid, which put the point in the long era of dinosaurs.


Scroll of one of the cores studied by the commander of Sean Gulika. Seen’s abundant inclusions are visible – all that remains from ancient plants and animals / © International Ocean Discovery Program

Another feature of the samples turned out to be almost complete absence of sulfur-containing sediments: apparently, these minerals were completely evaporated as a result of hitting. Filling the atmosphere of gray, they could additionally shield sunlight and cause acid rain. It is random and global climate change that occurred after the fall of the asteroid, scientists call the "real killer" dinosaurs.


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