About 66 million years ago, the dinosaurs were killed by an asteroid about 7.5 miles (12 kilometers).The asteroid slammed into present day Mexico. The asteroid made wildfires and black smoke cover the Earth. The asteroid killed 76% of Earth’s species. The result of the asteroid hitting Earth is called Chiexulub (it is an impact crater). The rapidly heated fossil sources led to the first wave of carbon entering the atmosphere “Soot from the wildfires later exasperated and perhaps lengthened the impact winter that Earth endured.” The team that was Investigating this found out. For decades, researchers found burned carbon compounds buried in sediments all over the world. “Burned material from target rock gets put into Earth’s upper atmosphere within hours and wildfires can take months. A small portion of burnt material comes from target rock but that material may have been the most impactful”.
The article that I based this paragraph off of was from Popular Science. It has nothing to do with what we are learning but I thought it was a cool looking article.This article is also breaking news and it is important for the world to understand because it changes the way we look at old evidence.
By Ali 4C