Volcanoes blamed for Dinosaur Extinction

December 13, 2014 12:29 PM

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Volcanoes blamed for Dinosaur Extinction

In the past there were various suspects of dinosaur extinction that researchers have found and now the latest suspect of dinosaur extinction are volcanoes. According to new study, the main reason behind dinosaurs' extinction was a huge asteroid that crashed into the Gulf of Mexico about 66 million years ago.

For the study, researchers have put accurate dates on the age of the Deccan Traps, mountain-high outpourings of lava in India that included an area the size of France. Now, these are known to have happened about 250,000 years before the Chicxulub space rock smashed into Mexico's eastern Yucatan Peni...

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