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New crater brings insight into extinctions

New crater brings insight into extinctions

Researchers accidentally discovered the crater of a volcano off Africa. The discovery could provide new insights into the extinction of the dinosaurs.

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The basics in brief

  • Dinosaurs became extinct about 66 million years ago.
  • A meteorite impact in the Gulf of Mexico was responsible for this.
  • The crater discovery could now shed new light on the research.

A potential impact crater was accidentally discovered during a scientific expedition off the west coast of Africa. like a new one study It shows that the meteor impact may have occurred around the same time as Chicxulub. The article was published in Science Advances.

The Chicxulub Crater was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico about 70 years ago. Search He agrees that a meteorite impact about 66 million years ago was responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs.

because of proximity Impact date It will now be investigated whether there is a connection between drilling can give. If confirmed, it will shed new light on the extinction of the dinosaurs.

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