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Re: More Than Meteor Killed The Dinos
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Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 4:32 AM
Based upon the stream of comet impacts on Jupiter, could not a pair of
meteorites or comet fragments) have impacted the Yucatan at the end of
Sure. But not stretched over a period of 300,000 years.
and the evidence for what would have been the first crater
been obliterated by the close-behind second object?
If the second was much bigger than the first, maybe... but what would that
For that matter, what proof is there that the initiation of the Deccan
lava flows was not caused by a meteorite/comet fragment impact?
1. Why should it have been? Effusive volcanism happens around midocean
ridges (in this case the one between India and the Seychelles). Keyword
2. The lava started flowing several hundred thousand years before the end of
the Cretaceous. The biggest episode of eruptions was over 100,000 years
before the boundary. So, without a time machine...