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How paleontologists know what life on Earth was like the day the asteroid killed the dinosaurs

How paleontologists know what life on Earth was like the day the asteroid killed the dinosaurs

Last month’s discovery of a fossilized leg from a dinosaur that died on the day that an asteroid wiped out all of its kind was hailed as the “ultimate dinosaur drumstick” (as one scientist called it) — the holy grail of paleontology, and a rare and astonishing discovery. Indeed, evidence suggests the dinosaur’s death was likely …

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Discoveries shed new light on the day the dinosaurs died

Discoveries shed new light on the day the dinosaurs died

Placeholder while article actions load The Thescelosaurus moved stealthily along the seashore. Stretching about 12 feet long and weighing about 500 pounds, the thickly muscled dinosaur was probably looking for food — or trying to avoid becoming a meal. Featuring prominent bony eyebrows and a pointy beak, Thescelosaurus plodded along on two feet with the …

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