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DINO-SLAYER asteroid strike was a stroke of bad luck, say boffins – Register


DINO-SLAYER asteroid strike was a stroke of bad luck, say boffins
Register
A giant asteroid smashed into Earth millions of years ago and wiped out the dinosaurs, or so the theory goes. But the demise of these scaly – or indeed, even feathery – overlords may not have happened if the space rock hit a few million years later or

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:16 pm

The Osirian Asteroid Family – The Planetary Society (blog)


The Osirian Asteroid Family
The Planetary Society (blog)
The asteroid community recently gathered in Helsinki, Finland for the 12th Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors Conference. As this meeting showed, one of the hottest topics in asteroid science is the study of asteroid families. The majority of asteroids

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:06 pm

‘Bad luck’ and timing of asteroid led to dinosaurs’ extinction, scientists say – New York Daily News


New York Daily News

'Bad luck' and timing of asteroid led to dinosaurs' extinction, scientists say
New York Daily News
Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that caused their extinction if it had come slightly earlier or later in history, according to a new study. A group of about 10 scientists say the dinosaurs were victims of "colossal bad luck" when the

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 5:39 pm

Asteroid Timing Erased the Dinosaurs? – National Geographic


National Geographic

Asteroid Timing Erased the Dinosaurs?
National Geographic
There's never a good time for an asteroid impact, of course, but debates have roiled among scholars for decades over whether volcanoes or a long-running decline in species may have played a bigger role in the demise of the dinosaurs. (Related
Asteroid's 'bad timing' killed off dinosaurs, new evidence showsThe Guardian
Timing of asteroid final straw that wiped out weakened dinosImperial College London
Bad luck: Dinosaurs might have survived a better-timed asteroidAl Jazeera America
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Posted on 28 July 2014 | 3:35 pm

"Colossally Poor Timing" of Asteroid Caused Dinosaur Extinction – io9


"Colossally Poor Timing" of Asteroid Caused Dinosaur Extinction
io9
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh say the dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out had it happened slightly later or earlier in history. Though many theories have been presented over the years to explain how and

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 3:02 pm

Timing is Everything. Asteroid’s Timing Led to Dinosaurs Extinction – The News Ledge


The News Ledge

Timing is Everything. Asteroid's Timing Led to Dinosaurs Extinction
The News Ledge
Was it the large asteroid, volcanoes or a general species decline. A new journal article is out in the Biological Reviews and researchers conclude that the asteroid that created the Yucatan's Chicxulub crater was the leading culprit behind the demise

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:58 pm

How dinosaurs could have survived killer asteroid – CBS News


CBS News

How dinosaurs could have survived killer asteroid
CBS News
Despite some differences, the researchers agreed unequivocally that a meteor impact — from an asteroid, or, some say, a comet — most likely killed the dinosaurs, and that the die-off happened quickly, not gradually, as some researchers believe.

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:45 pm

Scientists: Dino-killing asteroid came at uniquely bad time – Daily Digest


Daily Digest

Scientists: Dino-killing asteroid came at uniquely bad time
Daily Digest
The 10km-wide asteroid that struck what is now Mexico only served to accelerate those weaknesses. The ensuing environmental changes would have wiped out the dinosaur kingdom rapidly, leaving only flying dinos to survive and eventually evolve into …

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:18 pm

Dinosaurs Victims of Asteroid Strike and ‘Bad Luck’ – Design & Trend


Dinosaurs Victims of Asteroid Strike and 'Bad Luck'
Design & Trend
According to Auto World News, "They discovered that a few million years before the asteroid struck what is now Mexico, Earth was experiencing environmental upheaval. This included volcanic activity, varying temperatures, and changing sea levels. During …

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 1:38 pm

Dinosaurs killed off by ‘perfect storm’ – Telegraph.co.uk


Dinosaurs killed off by 'perfect storm'
Telegraph.co.uk
If the asteroid impact had come a few million years earlier, when the range of species was bigger and food chains more robust, they may have survived. Likewise, if it had come later in history when new species had been given the chance to evolve, they

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:00 am

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How dinosaurs could have survived killer asteroid

If the impact that caused mass extinction had come a few million years earlier or later, scientists say dinosaurs might have survived

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 3:38 pm

Dinosaurs fell victim to perfect storm of events, study shows

Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say. They found that in the few million years before a 10km-wide asteroid struck what is now Mexico, Earth was experiencing environmental upheaval. This included extensive volcanic activity, changing sea levels and varying temperatures. At this time, the …

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:03 pm

The (Atrocious) Luck Of The Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs would be walking the Earth today if it weren’t for a "colossal" piece of bad luck. Had the asteroid that brought their reign to an end struck at “a more convenient time” they could well have survived the cataclysm, according to new research. And that in turn would mean no humans. “If [...]

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 1:21 pm

Giant asteroid hit at 'bad' time to kill dinosaurs

London, July 28 (IANS) If the killer asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs 66 million years ago had hit a few million years earlier or later, dinosaurs probably would have been much better equipped to survive, an interesting study reveals. "The asteroid hit at a particularly bad time," said Stephen Brusatte, a palaeontologist at University of Edinburgh. "In no sense were dinosaurs doomed to …

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 12:18 pm

Asteroid Timing Erased the Dinosaurs?

Amid volcanoes and climate zig-zags, an asteroid impact bumped off dinosaurs at a weak moment for the giant beasts.

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 12:13 pm

Dinosaurs' Bad Timing: Creatures Had Potential to Survive 'Perfect Storm of Events' if Asteroid Struck Earlier

Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, but instead fell victim to a "perfect storm of events", according to a study. This included extensive volcanic activity, changing sea levels and varying temperatures. This created a perfect storm in which dinosaurs were vulnerable and unlikely to survive the aftermath …

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 9:39 am

Dinosaurs Extinct Because of 'Colossal Bad Luck'

Dinosaurs may have survived the asteroid strike which wiped them out if it had happened slightly earlier or later in history, a new study has found.

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 9:28 am

Dinosaurs killed off by 'perfect storm' of environmental upheaval and asteroid strike

Changing sea levels, volcanic activity and finally an asteroid strike led to the extinction of dinosaurs, experts conclude

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 8:10 am

Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck'

Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests.

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 4:31 am

Dinosaur-killing asteroid hit at just the wrong time

Animals might have survived if impact happened a few million years earlier or later.

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 4:30 am