Chicxulub Crater

Asteroid That Dwarfed Dinosaur-Killer Punched Earth 3 Billion Years Ago, Study Says

by Elizabeth Howell April 10, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Early in Earth’s history, a killer asteroid smashed a hole in our planet about 300 miles (500 kilometers) wide, which is greater than the driving distance between Washington and New York City, a new study says. The space rock set off […]

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The Asteroid That Killed The Dinosaurs

by Jerry Coffey August 4, 2009

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs was the Chicxulub asteroid in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. The Chicxulub Crater is approximately 180 km in diameter and 10 km deep. The crater was formed about 65 million years ago when a very large celestial body impacted the Earth. The Chicxulub Crater was formed by an biolide ( […]

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