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Dinosaurs were "thriving" before an asteroid strike wiped them off the face of the Earth, a new study reveals.
It shatters the myth that dinosaurs were already declining when a cataclysmic "mass extinction" event struck 66 million years ago.
Recent research found that dinosaurs were killed off thanks to the combination of a major asteroid collision with Earth and intense volcanic activity.
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But scientists have long suspected that dinosaurs were on the way out anyway, after struggling to adapt to climate change.
However, a new study by UK scientists revealed that dinosaurs were "flourishing" at the end of the Cretaceous period, just before their sudden demise.
Scientists cant just make stuff up, becuase of they did it's not science. It's just random thoughts about a subject.
originally posted by: Oldtimer2
a reply to: 727Sky
Same reason they find cities and towns deep underground,the earth goes through cycles,one of which destroys any living thing on earth,we have artifacts which indicate such,earth is reformed,start over again
originally posted by: Archivalist
a reply to: Trueman
Unlikely to occur soon.
We will more likely advance to the point of being able to genetically engineer them from scratch, before we are able to use millions of years old DNA. Any "fossilized" DNA from those time periods, is 100% NOT DNA anymore, if you find any intact, at all.
It's just minerals, Marie.
originally posted by: Starhooker
I read that oxygen levels were higher and that's how the dinosaurs got so big. Then an asteroid hits causing fire. Fire loves oxygen. Must've been hellish on the surface for a long time. Depending on the amount of oxygen in the air, even a lightning strike could've ingnited a worldwide Firestorm. Just a theory.