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They claim to have found a piece of the asteroid that extinguished the dinosaurs |  Life

They claim to have found a piece of the asteroid that extinguished the dinosaurs | Life

A number of paleontologists are providing more answers about the day the meteorite wiped out the dinosaurs.

Many scientists claim to have taken a step forward regarding the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Interestingly, this discovery is part of a new documentary about This meteorite that wiped out the dinosaursin a documentary called dinosaur apocalypse This is for the first time on PBS.

Well, the world of nature Sir David Attenborough and paleontologist Robert de Palma They filmed this documentary about a 66 million year old piece of rock that they found in North Dakota, where they talked about where this piece was found and how it is related to the extinction of the dinosaurs.

to me CNNsmall pieces of amber containing vaporized asteroid dust are from the Hill Creek Formation in the western United States that are believed to have preserved part of the impact day due to their proximity to the meteorite impact site.

They pointed out that fossils were found in these areas, including fish with gills filled with toxic waste, a turtle on a stick and dinosaur limbs.

this discovery”It provides a moment-by-moment story of what happens right after the impact and you end up having such a rich resource for scientific research.” de Palma points out. “In that amber, we identified several domains that were basically frozen over time. They were perfectly preserved“.

It should be clarified that the site where they found the fragment is located more than 3000 km from the supposed crater of the asteroid off the coast of Mexico.

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These findings have not been backed up in a scientific journal, but CNN reported it Michael Bentona professor of vertebrate palaeontology at the University of Bristol, served as the film’s scientific advisor and believes all of these conclusions are accurate.