Death of the Dinosaurs
"Death of the Dinosaurs"
1999
Stretched canvas
24"x30"

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7,196 pixels (24.0") high
8,822 pixels (29.4") wide
300 dpi resolution
181.7 Mb uncompressed

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The classic battle of Tyrannosaurus versus Triceratops is staged again, but this time against a backdrop of impending doom. In the midst of the attack a rain of deadly asteroids heralds the end of the Cretaceous period and the last days of the dinosaurs.


Extinction of the Dinosaurs

Time of Event: End of Cretaceous period (65 million years ago)

Major Asteroid Impact Sites that are 65 Million Years Old:

Chicxulub Crater
Place: village of Chicxulub, northern shore of Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Crater Size: about 180 kilometers wide
Asteroid Diameter: about 10 kilometers

Shiva Crater
Place: Arabian Sea off Bombay, western shore of India
Crater Size: about 600 kilometers long, 450 kilometers wide, 12 kilometers deep
Asteroid Diameter: about 40 kilometers



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