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Contact: Douglas Robertson
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University of Colorado at Boulder

Asteroid-Earth Collision

Caption: A new CU-Boulder study shows that an asteroid believed to have smacked Earth some 66 million years ago likely caused a global firestorm that led to extensive plant and animal extinctions.

Credit: Illustration courtesy NASA/JPL

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