Experts confirm asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs

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  1. Draven

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    Experts confirm asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs - Yahoo! News UK
    One billion times the force of the Hiroshima bomb? Holy f*cking YIKES.
     
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    Armageddon FTW!!!!!!!!
     
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    An explosion only M-bay could love.
     
  4. ILoveDinobot

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    FTMFL You mean. That really wouldn't be a cool thing if it happened again.
     
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    So is the debate finally over now?
     
  6. battleboy

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    old news is old... it's been the general consensus that the crater in the yucatan peninsula was the smoking gun for the mass extinction for over a decade now
     
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    This could be the idea of his next movie..
     
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    Yes, but it wasn't concrete proof. This (I assume) additional research pretty much confirms it and leaves no room for doubt.
     
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    well, at least we know that the earth can take a hit.
     
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    Yeah it is just bad news for everyone on it :lol 

    Lets just hope that this is not a twice in a planet's life time kinda thing.
     
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    Well it took 160 million years for it to happen once, chances are it'll be a few more hundreds of million of years before it happens again.

    Thankfully humanity will be long extinct by then, but most likely due to self made disasters and such :D 
     
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    The earth survived a bigger hit than that, the proof is that big round object in the night sky. :) 
     
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    Yeah, Cylons, Skynet, any kind of robots that may overtake us... Detonating under the surface of the moon to make room for colony living, which causes the moon to break up come real close to the Earth, causing god awful Tsunamis and earthquakes. Yeah, we are already working on those.
     
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    hey, yeah, your right. i forgot about about that.
     
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    A scientific debate is never truly over. I think what the article is getting at is that an asteroid impact is the generally agreed explanation.
     
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    there will always be a few scientists on the fringes that will argue against the accepted theory.
     
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    I'm still with Dr. Alan Grant....they all turned into birds, because even the word Raptor means, bird of prey!
     
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    So was the asteroid vaporized on contact, or at least dispersed, or is there a huge chunk of extra-planetary ferrous (I'm assuming it was a ferrous asteroid, I have no idea what its actual composition was) embedded in the crust somewhere?

    Also, a billion nuclear bombs sounds like a little much. Seeing as a 13KT explosion could completely destroy an area a mile (1.6km) in radius, wouldn't a 13 billion KT explosion be a little more than that? Hell, even the Tunguska event, which was around a 5 megaton explosion (5000 KT) had a blast radius of at least 25km, and that's like 0.00004% of this asteroid. So maybe it scales down as explosive power increases (though perhaps not, since the Tunguska event was an airburst at significant altitude), but that's still a colossal explosion.
     
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    I've known since the 80's some little whiny British kid did it in a spacecraft that hit like an asteroid...
     

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