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MUFONET-BBS NETWORK - MUTUAL UFO NETWORK ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS - WIRE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 旼컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴커 =START= XMT: 13:02 Thu Aug 01 EXP: 13:00 Thu Aug 08 쿎ATACLYSMIC COLLISION BETWEEN EARTH, METEORITE BROUGHT END 쿟O AGE OF DINOSAUR 쿗ONDON (AUG. 1) - The age of the dinosaur was brought to an 쿪brupt end by a cataclysmic collision between the planet 쿐arth and a massive meteorite 65 million years ago, Nature 쿺agazine said Thursday. 쿟he dinosaur died, probably along with hundreds of other 퀂pecies, as a result of the collision, which threw up huge 쿬louds of dust and debris, blotting out the sun and causing 퀃emperatures to nose-dive. 쿟he resulting "impact winter" also killed thousands of 쿾lants as temperatures fell from an average of 19 degrees 쿬entigrade to -10 degrees, according to the article by Jack 쿥olfe of the U.S. Geological Survey. 쿥olfe's research, based on a geological survey of an ancient 쿹ily pond in Wyoming, provided startling new evidence in 퀂upport of a long-held theory of why the dinosaur, the 쿹argest creature ever to walk on Earth, suddenly 쿭isappeared, Nature said. 쿌nalysis of hundreds of plant remains preserved at the site 쿮nabled him to date the impact, thought to have occurred on 퀃he Yucatan peninsula in Mexico in early June. =END=


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