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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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Fragment of the asteroid that hit Earth and killed off the dinosaurs may have been found in amber

Fragment of the asteroid that hit Earth and killed off the dinosaurs may have been found in amber

It’s one of several astounding finds at a unique fossil site in the Hell Creek Formation in North Dakota that has preserved remnants of the cataclysmic moment that ended the dinosaur era — a turning point in the history of the planet. The fossils unearthed there include fish that sucked in debris blasted out during …

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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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