Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck earth at ‘deadliest possible’ angle

Imperial College London The simulations show that the asteroid hit Earth at an angle of about 60 degrees, which maximised the amount of climate-changing gases thrust into the upper atmosphere. Such a strike likely unleashed billions of tonnes of sulphur, blocking the sun and triggering the nuclear winter that killed the dinosaurs and 75 per…

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Paleontologists identify most dangerous place on Earth

Guest “thank God for asteroids” by David Middleton My first guess would have been Chicago, but, apparently it was the Sahara Desert region back during the Cretaceous Period… PALAEONTOLOGISTS REVEAL ‘THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE IN THE HISTORY OF PLANET EARTH’ The biggest review in almost 100 years of fossil vertebrates from the Kem Kem Group…

Shades of Jurassic Park! Miniature dinosaur “exquisitely preserved in amber”

Guest “amateur paleontology” by David Middleton NEWS 11 MARCH 2020This miniature skull belonged to a 2-gram dinosaurThe 100-million-year-old animal might have been the smallest dinosaur. Giuliana Viglione A miniature creature exquisitely preserved in amber for almost 100 million years is probably the smallest dinosaur ever discovered. The animal’s bird-like skull, described in Nature on 11 March1, is…