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66 million-year-old deathbed linked to dinosaur-killing meteor

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  • New paper uncovers an unprecedented archeological site connected to a comet strike that happened 66 million years ago off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
  • It is the first mass grave of large organisms ever found associated with the K-T boundary (the end of the Cretaceous Period, when 75% of life on Earth was eliminated and dinosaurs went extinct).
  • It’s a vast collection of various species at different stages of life, all of which died at the same time.
  • This site might lead to fascinating new discoveries about our past.

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