Meteor wiped off Dinosaurs and destroyed Forests

September 18, 2014 11:28 AM

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Meteor wiped off Dinosaurs and destroyed Forests

According to researchers at the University of Arizona, a meteor that had hit Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, which separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, 66 million years ago could have been the reason of extinction of dinosaurs. Apart from that, the meteor could be responsible for biodiversity visible around the globe today.

The researchers said that meteor's impact would have begun Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event, a mass extinction of about three-quarters of the earth and animal species, and had wiped out several dinosaurs species and destroyed green forest.

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