What was the day 66 million years ago, when a giant meteorite fell to Earth and destroyed the dinosaurs? Oh Fantastic Presents the second part of the documentary on the British BBC Network, which recreates in great detail the dramatic moments of the planet and some of the creatures that survived the catastrophic world.
An asteroid the size of Mount Everest, currently on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, has crashed into the sea. Three thousand kilometers north of the site of the attack, in the Danish Desert, by the team of American archaeologist Robert DePalma Traces of this eruption were found: small spheres of rock trapped in ancient fish fossils.
Curiously, the scientists took him to a laboratory in the UK to analyze the spheres. And In this small sphere, iron, chromium and nickel are in proportion found only on the asteroid.
In the first chapter, We found clay spheres in the gills of prehistoric fish. But how did these animals die? The answer may be in the fossils. Ancient American researcher believes the fish may have died together, at the same time, in a turbulent moment in the river water.
The The first hypothesis was a major tsunami, With waves up to a height of one hundred meters. The The second hypothesis is to bet on seismic waves, which spread after an explosion or earthquake They moved very quickly. So much rubbish rained down from the sky.
“This is the first time it has been seen in 66 million years.. Ankle bone, toes and nails. It’s a very well – protected leg, limb and still covered in skin, “said Robert DePalma.
It is a dinosaur from the end of the Cretaceous period that may have died on the day of the meteorite attack or the day before the catastrophe.. The foot was kind of agile and it ran a lot. May be tetanus. This is a missing link to prove years of extinction studies.
The Thessalonians lived on the banks of rivers and were able to dig in the sand in search of food. Their biggest predators are the big carnivores.
With Asteroid explodes with the power of a billion atomic bombs, forming a large vapor cloudAnd three million tons of garbage were dumped in all directions. The fire and flood spread across the landscape in a matter of minutes.
Earth’s temperature has risen dramatically. The destruction was total. Most animals have nowhere to escape. Within two hours, the world had changed forever. After a long time, dinosaurs became a chapter in history.
Millions of years later, The Obscured the fossils and turned into a thick layer of rock Scientists are struggling to find and understand. In the oceans, warming water has destroyed food for most marine life.
For nearly a decade, The Smoke and smoke plunged the planet into darkness. The terrain was hospitable. Gradually, the sun found gaps to reach the ground and life began to take shape again.
Some of the surviving species lived in burrows and had a major advantage: shelter and food storage to protect themselves from the incessant weather.
Small mammals continued to breed and evolve. If the meteorite had not fallen, evolution would not have progressed to the incredible variety of creatures we know today. We humans would not even be here to tell this story.
Humans are the only animal capable of reading and learning from the distant past. Therefore, it is necessary to use this talent wisely: and to protect the place we call “our home”.
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