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Phys Today. 1987 Jul;40(7):24-33.

Mass extinctions caused by large bolide impacts.

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  • 1Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Abstract

Evidence indicates that the collisions of Earth and a large piece of Solar System debris such as a meteoroid, asteroid or comet caused the great extinctions of 65 million years ago, leading to the transition from the age of the dinosaurs to the age of the mammals.

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