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Asteroid which killed the dinosaurs acidified the oceans

Scientists find disturbing evidence of the space rock impact’s devastating effect on our planet. (Source: University of St Andrews/ SWNS) The asteroid which wiped out the dinosaurs acidified the oceans and cemented the creatures’ tragic fate, scientists have claimed. Analysis of fossilised algae has revealed the grim after-effect a devastating impact 66 million years ago had …

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Rocks from 66-million-year-old asteroid crater reveal how the dinosaurs died

New light had been shed on the day the dinosaurs died, after scientists drilled almost a mile into the crater left by the asteroid that wiped them out 66 million years ago. Rocks dug out of the crater are essentially “time capsules” from the day a giant asteroid smashed into Earth with the equivalent power …

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