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Dinosaurs wiped out by asteroid impact that turned earth into a ‘hellish’ place – Telegraph

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The dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid that struck the earth with the force of a billion Hiroshimas, according to leading scientists.

The asteroid, the size of the Isle of Wight, slammed into the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico at 20 times the speed of a bullet causing earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis and wildfires.

The conclusion by a panel of 41 international scientists, that it was an asteroid that caused the disappearance of the dinosaurs, has come in a bid to end decades of speculation.

The panel, which reported in the journal Science, were set up in order to end debate over what caused the massed extinction at the end of the Cretaceous Period.

Full story: Dinosaurs wiped out by asteroid impact that turned earth into a ‘hellish’ place – Telegraph