Volcanic eruptions mostly likely killed dinosaurs: Study

December 12, 2014 11:34 AM

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Volcanic eruptions mostly likely killed dinosaurs: Study

From many years, scientists have been trying to discover the exact reason for the extinction of dinosaurs. Some theories believed that a comet or an asteroid that would have hit earth forced the dinosaurs into extinction. But according to a new study, volcanic eruptions could also have played a major role in the extinction.

According to the new study published in Science magazine, an asteroid had hit the earth with a speed of 70,000 miles per hour, but at the same time, volcanoes in the Deccan volcanic province were undergoing eruptions. The study suggested that the volcanic eruptions would have covered about 200,000 s...

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