The dinosaur-killing asteroid gave Earth its rainforests, study says

M

Mike Wehner

bgrpic-copy-11.jpg
When you imagine what the planet was like during the time of the dinosaurs it might be tempting to imagine the long-extinct creatures crawling through the colorful flora of today's rainforests. We've all seen documentaries and fictional portrayals of dinosaurs in such settings, but new research suggests that the rainforests were a whole lot different when the dinosaurs ruled the land, and we have the dinosaur-killing asteroid to thank for the tropical rainforests we see today.

As Ars Technica reports, a new paper published in Science provides us with a picture of what the thick forests in places like Colombia were like before and after the arrival of the colossal asteroid that slammed into present-day Mexico. The dramatic climate shift that the impact triggered completely changed the makeup of plant life across the globe, but rainforests may have seen the biggest changes of all.

Today's Top Deal



41XmxsuucoL.jpg

Crazy Amazon coupon gets you best-selling Wi-Fi smart plugs for just $2.10 each!


Price: $8.39
You Save: $19.60 (70%)
Coupon Code: SPXNK4C6 (by 4/17)
Buy Now

Continue reading...

Today's Top Deals

  1. These 10 Amazon deals are special because only Prime members can get them

Trending Right Now:

  1. This Android app spreads malware, so delete it right now if you have it
  2. If you got stimulus checks in 2020, you might’ve made a big mistake that needs to be fixed
  3. This dolphin ‘stampede’ is absolutely bonkers

The dinosaur-killing asteroid gave Earth its rainforests, study says originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 8 Apr 2021 at 00:29:01 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



Via BRG - Boy Genius Report
 
Top Bottom