Sulfur, and thank you for all the fish
Dinosaurs are ending today because they lack the thumbs and the brain to build a space program. – Neil deGrasse Tyson
The geological examination of Chicxulub Crater lends further evidence to the findings made using computer simulation The center of this evidence is the examination of a ring of mountains located within the crater rim and dense, raised rocks found 30 km (19 miles) below the surface of the crater. The simulation, when set to 60 degrees impact, produces nearly the same features as those seen in the real world.
“Despite being buried under almost a kilometer of sedimentary rocks, it is noteworthy that geophysical data show much about the structure of the crater – enough to describe the direction and angle of impact,” Dr said. . Auriol Rae of the University of Freiburg.
The land around asteroids The site is water-rich, as well as carbonate grains and evaporite rocks. The heat and diffusion of the material send massive amounts of water vapor, carbon dioxide, and sulfur into the atmosphere.
Once in the air, sulfur will form aerosols, minuscule particles capable of blocking sunlight, triggering nuclear winter. A rapid global warming and forest fires around the world, coupled with the loss of photosynthesis that fed plants, resulted in the extinction of most life on Earth, researchers suggest.
Previous studies have examined only the earliest stages of impact. This new study will help researchers better understand the nature of massive craters in other worlds.
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