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Artist's concept of a catastrophic asteroid impact with the Earth. Life near the impact would be instantly wiped out from the effects of high temperatures and pressures. Injection of huge masses of dust (and gases) into the atmosphere would effectively block out sunlight for long periods of time to the point that most life could not be sustained ("Nuclear Winter"). Artist: Don Davis (No Copyright-see NASA "USE" policy)

Nature remodels the coastline!
Artist: Don Davis (No Copyright-see NASA "USE" policy)

Dino Killer! A large body of scientific evidence now exists that support the hypothesis that a major asteroid or comet impact occurred in the Caribbean region at the boundary of the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods in Earth's geologic history. Such an impact is suspected to be responsible for the mass extinction of many floral and faunal species, including the large dinosaurs, that marked the end of the Cretaceous period. Until now, the remains of such an impact crater have escaped detection. The geohydrological feature (Cenote Ring) of Northwestern Yucatan, was discovered through NASA Ames Remote Sensing technology, and represents a prime candidate for the impact site of a global catastrophic event. Artist: Don Davis (No Copyright-see NASA "USE" policy)

Please Note: This one may take several minutes to load... but it is worth the wait! This is a 30-second-long ".mpg" movie file of the Peekskill Meteorite.  
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Images from NASA's site at: http://impact.arc.nasa.gov/gallery/index.html


 
 

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