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New date for Chicxulub?
Does anyone know where Harting published this report?
New York Times, April 4, 2006, page D3 (print version)
"Timing is everything when it comes to the Chicxulub crater, as well.
That's the huge hole created in the Yucatan 65 million years ago by a
space rock that produced the swarm of dust and fire around the globe.
"Whether that impact wiped out the dinosaurs has been a subject of much
debate in recent years, with a succession of studies supporting one side
or the other. Now a new analysis, by Markus Harting of the Universisty
of Utrecht in the Netherlands, offers evidence that Chicxulub happened
earlier than the extinction.
"The study, of tiny spheres of glass created by the heat of the impact,
puts the event 300,000 years before the date of the mass extinctions."