A Long-Lasting Volcanic Eruption Killed the Dinosaurs, New Study Shows

December 12, 2014 10:34 AM

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A new study conducted by Princeton and MIT researchers challenges the mainstream theory of dinosaur extinction. It seems that the asteroid impact was not the unique cause of the global die-off, but there was also a massive volcanic eruption in India that had its contribution.

The common theory that explains why dinosaurs were extinct suggests that about 66 billion years ago a mountain-sized asteroid impacted Earth and triggered dinosaur extinction. Scientists also believe that the crater on tip of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico marks the spot where the initial collision...

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