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Re: Theories on the extinction of dinosaurs

dbensen wrote:

> >>I'm not sure they are hardy enough to survive having all their chemical 
> >>bonds severed or
> having their bodies converted to plasma.  Given a Moonstrike, you're talking 
> about a
> pretty healthy conversion of kinetic to thermal energy.<<
> I dunno, you read that thing in Discover about the bacteria that live way 
> down under the
> ground?

Yes, but for them to live there, you need ground that isn't molten and hasn't 
been vaporised.
A moonstrike provides a LOT of energy, and a strike from a moonsized interloper 
(which is what
you describe) provides far more.  Expect whatever survives of the earth to be 
molten to the