The mystery of the extinction of the dinosaurs: how many meteorites hit the Earth 60 million years ago? – BBC News in Chinese

The mystery of the extinction of the dinosaurs: how many meteorites hit the Earth 60 million years ago?  - BBC News in Chinese
  • Jonathan Amos
  • BBC Science Correspondent

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66 million years ago, a meteorite from outer space crashed into Earth and hit what is now the Gulf of Mexico, killing the dinosaurs. Were there other meteorites with the meteorite that hit Earth?

Did multiple meteorites hit Earth on the same day as a large meteorite?

These suspicions stem from the discovery of a second large impact crater on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, which also appeared at the same age.

The meteorite that caused the impact that caused the Chicxulub crater in Mexico was not as large as we already know, but it was still large enough to cause a large impact.

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