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Old November 12th, 2017 #39
Ray Allan
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Originally Posted by Emily Henderson View Post
"..Dinosaurs might still be roaming the Earth if the celestial object that smashed into the present-day Gulf of Mexico had hit almost anywhere else on the planet. By hitting the rocky terrain of the Yucatan Peninsula about 65 million years ago, however, the impact sent the soot into the air that would trigger a chain reaction and lead to mass extinction.

Even with the impressive 5.6-mile diameter of the object, believed to be an asteroid, that caused the event, the odds that it would have wiped out the dinosaurs were only 13%.."

An episode of Star Trek: Voyager called 'Distant Origin' dealt with just this where USS Voyager encounters intelligent reptiloids descended from Earth's dinosaurs who were even more technologically advanced than the humans.
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