The Cretaceous-Tertiary Impact
"The Cretaceous-Tertiary Impact"
2007
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A six-mile wide asteroid slams into the northern tip of what is now the Yucatan peninsula at the close of the Cretaceous period 65 million years ago. This catastrophic impact may have been a factor in the extinction of the dinosaurs.



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