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:

Aunt Mary said...

That is really a fresh and interesting fact .

Cloudia said...


Cough cough

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黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

May be, according to MAN !

Margaret D said...

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

MEcoy said...

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

Unknown said...

^_^

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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

Unknown said...

Believed, but we will never truly know

Emmylou said...

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

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Unknown said...

interesting issue :)
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DEZMOND said...

that's how we might vanish one day too

Tatiana said...

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A Beer for the Shower said...

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. :)

Pat Hatt said...

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

Blue Grumpster said...

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

Theresa Mahoney said...

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