Firestorms Didn't Cause Dinosaur Extinction, Study Finds
New research suggests the heat generated by a suspected asteroid or comet impact wasn't enough to kick off planet-wide firestorms.By Evan Thomas | January 22, 2015
A new study suggests the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs millions of years ago actually didn’t involve enormous firestorms.
The Cretaceous-Paleogene impact, or K-Pg impact, is widely understood by scientists to have triggered the deaths of a wide range of plants and animals some 66 million years ago.
What’s thought to have been a comet or large asteroid slammed into Earth, drilling a crater that’s now buried underneath the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. (Video via The History Channel)