In a new paper, the evidence points squarely at the asteroid being the root cause of the dinosaur's extinction, with the Deccan Traps being at most a secondary consideration, not really involved with the K-Pg extinction at all.
Maybe the dinosaur-killing asteroid really *did* act alone. 🌠💥 #Asteroid #Dinos #BadAstronomer
6/6 So stick around. We’ll figure out whatdunit. The story getting there will be just as interesting as the conclusion itself!
You’d think a 10-km-wide asteroid smashing into the planet would be enough to kill the dinosaurs. Some scientists think so, too. But what about the supervolcano?