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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2018 2:59 p.m. PST

"New University of Oregon research has identified gravity-related fluctuations dating to 66 million years ago along deep ocean ridges that point to a "one-two punch" from the big meteor that struck off Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, possibly triggering a worldwide release of volcanic magma that could have helped seal the dinosaurs' fate.

"We found evidence for a previously unknown period of globally heighted volcanic activity during the mass-extinction event," said former UO doctoral student Joseph Byrnes.

The study by Byrnes and Leif Karlstrom, a professor in the UO's Department of Earth Sciences, was published Feb. 7 in Science Advances. It details a record of volcanism preserved along the mid-ocean ridges, which mark the oceanic boundaries of tectonic plates. The evidence comes from changes in the strength of gravity above the seaflor…"
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TGerritsen10 Feb 2018 8:10 p.m. PST

I thought it was this.

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2018 2:59 p.m. PST

Ha-Ha-Ha…

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 9:03 a.m. PST

Maybe the reptilian humanoids (Voth or Silurian) nuked their civilization, and with it the remaining dinosaur population? :)

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