In a new BBC documentary entitled, “The Day the Dinosaurs Died”, scientists claim that if the asteroid that led to the extinction of dinosaurs had struck in another place or another time, those magnificent beasts might be still around. In fact, if it had made contact 30 seconds later or earlier, it would have hit the much deeper Atlantic or Pacific Oceans instead of the shallow Gulf of Mexico, and the world would have been a very different place today.
Only a Few Miles or Another Time Might Have Saved the Dinosaurs
“It wasn’t the size of the asteroid, the scale of blast, or even its global reach that made dinosaurs extinct–it was where the impact happened,” he said.
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