The Day, No The Hour Dinosaurs Died... | Utefans.Net
Utefans.Net - Uniting the Fans Since 1998
Mobile - Home - Message Board - Best Stuff - Game Schedule - Photo Gallery - Quotable - Join!

The Day, No The Hour Dinosaurs Died...

Posted By: UtahFanSir
Date: Monday, April 15, 2019 at 12:22 am

The New Yorker: A young paleontologist may have discovered a record of the most significant event in the history of life on Earth.

If, on a certain evening about sixty-­six million years ago, you had stood somewhere in North America and looked up at the sky, you would have soon made out what appeared to be a star. If you watched for an hour or two, the star would have seemed to grow in brightness, although it barely moved. That’s because it was not a star but an asteroid, and it was headed directly for Earth at about forty-five thousand miles an hour. Sixty hours later, the asteroid hit. The air in front was compressed and violently heated, and it blasted a hole through the atmosphere, generating a supersonic shock wave. The asteroid struck a shallow sea where the Yucatán peninsula is today. In that moment, the Cretaceous period ended and the Paleogene period began.

<<Ignore UtahFanSir ] [PritnerPrint This Message ] >>

Messages In This Thread


UtahFanSir icon NEW: The Day, No The Hour Dinosaurs Died...
UtahFanSir - -- Monday 15 April 2019, at 12:22 am [ID# 1945068] [reply]
(2)
SforkUte icon NEW: That’s when the party really got started! (nm)
SforkUte - -- Monday 15 April 2019, at 06:13 am [ID# 1945069] [reply]
(2)
The Thrill icon NEW: I bet the CO2 levels were off the charts and humans didn't cause that. (nm)
The Thrill - Top 25 Poster -- Monday 15 April 2019, at 06:49 am [ID# 1945070] [reply]
(2)
<< Previous Home Next >>
Prev Index Next
Log in!
Username or email
Password
Remember me

Forgot your password?

> Become a Member...

Business Directory
-->

DISCLAIMER: UteFans.Net is not affiliated with the University of Utah, except that the owner, operators and contributing members are students, alumni, and rabid fans of the U. Additionally, the owner and operators of Utefans.Net are not responsible for the actions of those who use this public forum. By contributing to this forum you agree to abide by the Rules of Conduct outlined on the Post Message page.

Forum - Boardmail - Profile - Schedule - Events - Photos - Archive - Quotable - Join!
Home | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | News | Contact Us

Copyright (C) 1998-2019 Utefans LC. All rights reserved. Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties.