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Geo-boffins drill into dino-killing asteroid crater, discover extinction involves bad smells, chilly weather, no broadband internet...

jake Silver badge

Re: Correct me if I'm wrong here....

The asteroid hit roughly on the modern-day coastline of the Yucatán Peninsula, see a magnetic anomaly map for a good visual. The peninsula extends in a shelf extending far out into the Gulf of Mexico ... Eyeball a shaded relief map of the area to see what I mean.

The dinosaurs never died out fully, modern birds are their direct descendants. However, the bulk of them probably died within days or weeks of the asteroid strike. I have never heard the half a million years theory. Cite?

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