The Asteroid Baptistina Not Responsible For The Extinction Of The Dinosaurs: NASA

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Recent observations from NASA Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is to suggest that the family of asteroids would be responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years can not be the culprit.

In their report, scientists at NASA currently maintains a widespread belief that a large meteorite crashes of 65 million, then froze the dinosaurs' extinction. 2007 Report simply puts into doubt the theory that the giant asteroid is a Baptist, as a possible suspect.

The 2007 study using data from the visible light from ground-based telescopes suggest that Baptistina crashed into another asteroid belt of the main action between Mars and Jupiter about 160 million years. This collision would have sent the broken pieces of asteroids as big as mountains, one of which was supposed to have hit Earth and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, according to a statement from NASA.

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