Monday, March 25, 2013

Fact of the Day: End of Dinosaurs

The reason the dinosaurs died out is believed to have happened during The Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event about 65-66 million years ago. While many theories have been stated, the most credible is one from an asteroid/meteor impact. The force of the impacts was terrible enough, but a dust cloud formation blocked sunlight for years leaving catastrophic consequences for all life when plants and plankton had little sunlight for their photosynthesis. It's believed about 75% of all species vanished after the event. 

17 comments:

  1. That is really a fresh and interesting fact .

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  2. Cough cough

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  3. Interesting.
    Someone stole a large Dinosaur in transit this past week! Somewhere in Australia I heard.

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  4. well i kinda wonder what if they weren't extinct how would we be nowadays haha

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  5. ^_^

    Have a Lovely Week,

    Nicole

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  6. It is possible. And it's also a frightening thought because an asteroid/meteor impact can happen at any time.

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  7. Believed, but we will never truly know

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  8. Let's just hope we don't get hit by another meteor again:P

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  9. I used to want to be a paleontologist haha. Wonder if it's too late?

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  10. that's how we might vanish one day too

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  11. We think we're so much better off in these modern times with all of our technology, but if something like this hit us, I bet 75% of us would die, too. :)

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  12. Yeah that could wipe out us just as easily, still say the aliens did it haha

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  13. I'm slightly begging to differ, Adam. I'm often called a dinosaur and I'm wearing a Fossil watch...

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  14. I'm kinda glad they are gone. We would probably be dinosaur bait if they still existed!

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