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Drilling For the Dinosaurs' End

A team drills into the crater made by the asteroid that may have wiped out the dinosaurs.
Publish Date: Topic: NatureNatureNova
By Ari Daniel and Sara Tewksbury

Off the coast of Mexico, the Chicxulub crater is what remains of a giant asteroid that smashed into the Earth 66 million years ago. The dinosaurs went extinct at about the same time. A team of researchers, led by co-chief scientists Sean Gulick and Joanna Morgan, went offshore to drill into the crater to determine whether the asteroid was the sudden, fiery cause of death of all dinosaurs.

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