Chicxulub: The Asteroid that Killed the Dinosaurs

Chicxulub: The Asteroid that Killed the Dinosaurs

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Source/Further reading:

Overview: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/chicxulub-crater
Discovery of the impact crater: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181111-the-buried-secrets-of-the-deadliest-location-on-earth
Life in the Cretaceous period: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/prehistoric-world/cretaceous/
https://www.britannica.com/science/Cretaceous-Period
The day of impact: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dinosaur-killing-asteroid-impact-chicxulub-crater-timeline-destruction-180973075/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/09/last-day-dinosaurs-reign-captured-stunning-detail/
The weeks after impact: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-happened-seconds-hours-weeks-after-dino-killing-asteroid-hit-earth-180960032/
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160415-what-really-happened-when-the-dino-killer-asteroid-struck
Why the impact struck the worst possible place: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39922998
How the impact was good for bacteria https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/01/science/asteroid-dinosaurs-crater-bacteria.html
Quick re-emergence of life: https://www.space.com/36239-dinosaur-killing-asteroid-strike-chicxulub-life-return.html
Alternative, volcano theory: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/02/what-actually-killed-dinosaurs-volcanoes-heat-up-debate/
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/09/dinosaur-extinction-debate/565769/
Permian-Triassic extinction: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/prehistoric-world/permian-extinction/
Former theories for what killed the dinos: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2016/04/160418-what-killed-dinosaurs-chicxulub-crater-drill-science/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-top-ten-weirdest-dinosaur-extinction-ideas-23642539/
First dino fossils discovered: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150603-the-land-that-gave-us-dinosaurs
Math on the yield of Chicxulub vs Tsar Bomba: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/3dur1q/how_many_tsar_bombas_would_it_take_to_match_the/
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