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How did dinosaurs die in real life?
The instantaneous devastation in the immediate vicinity and the widespread secondary effects of an asteroid impact were considered to be why the dinosaurs died out so suddenly. Asteroids are large, rocky bodies that orbit the Sun. Any fragment of an asteroid that survives landing on Earth becomes known as a meteorite.
How did the dinosaurs get extinct?
Geological evidence indicates that dinosaurs became extinct at the boundary between the Cretaceous and Paleogene eras, about 66 million years ago, at a time when there was worldwide environmental change resulting from the impact of a large celestial object with the Earth and/or from vast volcanic eruptions.
How long did Dinosaur Extinction take?
about 32,000 years
For example, radiometric dating of volcanic ashbeds in Montana and Haiti located near geological evidence of the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period suggests that mass extinction only took about 32,000 years.
Which came first dinosaurs or humans?
No! After the dinosaurs died out, nearly 65 million years passed before people appeared on Earth. However, small mammals (including shrew-sized primates) were alive at the time of the dinosaurs.
What if dinosaurs were still alive?
Most dinosaur species haven’t walked the Earth in about 65 million years, so the chances of finding DNA fragments that are robust enough to resurrect are slim. After all, if dinosaurs were alive today, their immune systems would probably be ill-equipped to handle our modern panoply of bacteria, fungi and viruses.
What did the Earth look like when dinosaurs?
The Dinosaurs’ Changing World The Earth had heavy vegetation near costs, lakes, and rivers, but desert in its interior. During the Jurassic Period, the continents gradually broke apart. The world was warm, moist, and full of green plants. During the Cretaceous Period, most of the continents had separated.