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Is the Dinosaur-Apocalypse Story Wrong?

Aug 10, 2018 | 72 videos
Video by The Atlantic

It’s a story we all learned as children: 66 million years ago, a six-mile-wide asteroid slammed into Earth with the force of 10 billion atomic bombs, unleashing giant fireballs, crushing tsunamis, continent-shaking earthquakes, and suffocating darkness—and driving dinosaurs extinct almost overnight. But is it true?

In fact, some scientists argue that this is a false narrative. Instead, they present an alternate scenario: the Deccan Volcanism hypothesis. Read Bianca Bosker’s full article, “The Nastiest Feud in Science,” from the September 2018 issue of The Atlantic.

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Author: Caitlin Cadieux

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