Friday, March 5, 2010

Mass Extinction


It seems like FOREVER that we have been debating what caused all the dinosaurs to go extinct many many years ago. Well now a team of 41 scientists from all over the world have been working together and debating and debating and probably throwing chairs and fossils at each other to prove their point....and eventually decided: IT WAS AN ASTEROID.

Usually this image only goes with attractive people, however I thought it was fitting in this context.

"A giant asteroid smashing into Earth is the only plausible explanation for the extinction of the dinosaurs..."
- The Extinction Team as I have appropriately named them*

 Apparently a big f'ing asteroid (read: 9 miles in diameter) smashed into Mexico and then the atmosphere was filled with filled with A LOT of was like the time Mount Tambora erupted and covered the world with ash so much that the summer temperatures drop pretty low and everyone's crops died, except this asteroid impact was worse because the temperatures dropped so low that it killed everything. And there were also earthquakes and tsunamis and the usual terrifying crap.

One scientist also has this website where you can see, IN DIAGRAM FORM NOT COOL ANIMATED MOVIES, the effects of the asteroid. See it here. Unfortunately, if that happened today there would be no more life on North America or South America. However, Lighting doesn't strike the  same place twice so I'm going to be optimistic and hope that asteroids don't strike the same  HEMISPHERE twice. Sorry Africa, Europe and Asia.

Via The News

*I don't know what their real name is.

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