Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×
Science

+ - Impact did kill the dinosaurs->

Submitted by Geoffrey.landis
Geoffrey.landis (926948) writes "Not that there actually was any serious doubt, once the Chicxulub crater was found and dated, but there had been a few last hold-outs for a non-impact explanation for the dinosaur extinction.
Other proposed explanations were that the extinction might have been caused by the eruption of volcanoes, known as the Deccan Traps, in India, or by multiple asteroid impacts. But the argument for multiple impacts isn't supported by worldwide data, and the Deccan eruptions actually began 400,000 years before the end of the dinosaurs, Kirk Johnson of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science said."

Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Impact did kill the dinosaurs

Comments Filter:

This process can check if this value is zero, and if it is, it does something child-like. -- Forbes Burkowski, CS 454, University of Washington

Working...