A research team in Hanover, Germany, announced that the extinction of dinosaurs 66 million years ago was the result of a space asteroid falling to the ground.
The research team, in which German scientists are participating, said in this new study that the region of southern India has experienced huge volcanic activities for a long time that could cause the elimination of dinosaurs. However, the scenario of these volcanoes does not coincide with the study published previously by the journal "Science" specialized in these fields. Andrei Bornemann, of the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Raw Materials in Hanover and one of the researchers, said almost half of the volcanic gas uptake in the Deccan region came in time before the extinction of the dinosaurs. This geologist was part of the international team that studied fossil nuclei taken from the depths of the seas in the north and south Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and precisely reached the time period that separates the Cretaceous and Paleogene periods 66 million years ago, which saw the extinction of up to 75% of Animal species. The study said that the result of the asteroid strike on the Earth is still present and is a volcano standing in front of the Mexican Yucatan peninsula, the diameter of its crater is approximately 200 km.
She noted that this event could have triggered the tsunami and the release of massive amounts of sulfur. American researchers confirmed this hypothesis shortly by measuring the contents of samples from the aforementioned volcano.
The team accurately reached the period between the Cretaceous and Paleogene eras 66 million years ago.