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Fraser
2005-Sep-09, 06:38 PM
SUMMARY: Most paleontologist believe that a gigantic asteroid struck Mexico 65 million years ago and killed all the dinosaurs; end of story. But a minority believe that the Earth's environment was already uncomfortable for dinosaurs because of a series of asteroid strikes and volcano eruptions - the asteroid was just the straw that broke the camel's back. By studying the life spans of colonies of one-celled organisms, paleontologist Gerta Keller has uncovered that the Cretaceous period might have lasted 300,000 years after the asteroid impact.

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StarLab
2005-Sep-09, 06:52 PM
I think maybe instead of the straw that broke the camel's back, maybe the Yucatan catastrophe was the first part of the dinoarmageddon.