Dinosaur Extinction & Chicxulub Asteroid Impact Most Likely Coincided, Study Says

Dinosaur Extinction & Chicxulub Asteroid Impact Most Likely Coincided, Study Says

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The idea that a cosmic impact ended the age of dinosaurs in what is now Mexico now has fresh new support, researchers say.

The most recent and most familiar mass extinction is the one that finished the reign of the dinosaurs — the end-Cretaceous or Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event, often known as K-T. The only survivors among the dinosaurs are the birds.

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