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What happens if an asteroid collides with Earth? .. and its relationship to mass destruction – Morocco Monitor

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Several days ago, the Astronomical Union announced an asteroid that could go close to Earth and turn into a fireball, and is called “2021 XC6” with a diameter of 8 meters and a speed of 10.4 kilometers per second.

According to a recent scientific study, dinosaurs became extinct 66 million years ago when a small asteroid struck the Earth, leading to a major catastrophe that ended with the complete extinction of many species. The Al Arabiya website, including the dinosaur, cited the British Miles daily newspaper.

Extinction of dinosaurs 66 million years ago

Researchers have concluded that the asteroid’s impact on Earth sank in the winter 66 million years ago, destroying all dinosaurs early in the summer of the same year, a team from the University of Manchester found.

The researchers said Asteroid It collided with the Earth, leaving a 6.2-mile-wide, 93-mile-wide Cixul abyss, and research was carried out by Robert de Palma, an archaeologist at the University of Manchester, with his colleagues at the university.

75% of the diversity of these asteroid species was destroyed

The scientific team confirmed in its research paper that the asteroid formation crater during the Cretaceous led to mass extinction, eliminated 75% of biodiversity and contributed to global environmental change. Mammals, time details greatly influenced previous studies.

The researchers talked about determining the right time Conflict event, Emphasizes its importance in understanding at an early stage the movement of the asteroid’s orbit in order to avoid catastrophic consequences such as mass destruction.