Science & Technology
Mass extinction event spared Europe
By T.K. Randall
September 27, 2009 · 2 comments
Image Credit: NASA
When a massive comet smashed in to the Earth 65 million years ago it caused widespread devastation that saw the end of the dinosaurs but strangely parts of Europe managed to recover much faster than everywhere else.
When a comet crashed into the Yucatan Peninsula 65 million years ago, all hell broke loose. Scientists have guessed at the scene: a world enshrouded in ashen darkness leftover from the cosmic impact that left almost nothing — including the dinosaurs — standing.
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