Dinosaur Asteroid Hit Worst-Case Place

Dinosaur Asteroid Hit Worst-Case Place

But scientists have also found lots of soot in the geologic layers deposited immediately after the asteroid impact. But scientists hypothesize that soot may also have come from the very rocks that the asteroid pulverized when it struck. To determine the origin of the soot, the researchers looked at the structure and chemistry of the PAHs buried along with it. Specifically, the researchers looked for groups of atoms that stick off the rings like spikes. It was kind of the perfect storm, or the perfect asteroid impact, I guess you could call it.”—Julia Rosen[The above text is a transcript of this podcast.]

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