Posts Tagged ‘Asteroid impact’

WFS News: Chicxulub asteroid impact cooled Earth’s climate more than previously thought

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev The Chicxulub asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs likely released far more climate-altering sulfur gas into the atmosphere than originally thought, according to new research. A new study makes a more refined estimate of how much sulfur and carbon dioxide gas were ejected into Earth’s atmosphere from […]

WFS News: Asteroid impacts could create niches for early life

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T sajeev Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater have shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats for early life. Around 65 million years ago a massive asteroid crashed into the Gulf of Mexico causing an impact so huge that the blast and subsequent knock-on […]