It Killed the Dinosaurs

Baptistina. Actually, a portion of this asteroid striking the Earth is what is currently believed to have led to the end of dinosaurs. As reported in the Economist, the collision 160m years ago of two space rocks, albeit quite large ones, resulted in the stormy death almost 100m years later of the dinosaurs and many other species on Earth.

The link to the story provides an interesting and quick read on this phenomenon. Mostly though I wanted an excuse to post the picture. Quite cool.

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2 Responses to It Killed the Dinosaurs

  1. Frank says:

    That’s a killer pic…maybe it killed the dinos.

  2. 48facets says:

    I had thought about mentioning the wonders of digital photography in the prehistoric era which got lost until Nikon anthropologists discovered its DNA in a fossil.

    I like your turn of phase infinitely better.

    I actually hate when people think of clever lines that I should have thought of first.

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