Around 66 million years ago an asteroid nearly six miles wide slammed into the Earth creating a more than 110-mile crater. The ensuing tsunamis incinerations impact winter acid rain and eventual 13F (7C) increase of the Earth's temperature exterminated many species including the dinosaurs and perhaps the ocean's ammonites. But was that the real or only cause of the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous? There is evidence that a huge volcanic area of India called the Deccan traps at…
Morokweng Crater - Asteroid impact date: Estimated 145 million years ago. Location: North West, South Africa. Located near the Kalahari Desert in South Africa, this crater contained the fossilized remains of the meteorite that created it.
Asteroid Impact Craters on Earth as Seen From Space
NO BIG Deal, Just NASA reporting on 'Near Earth Objects'. By-the-way, NASA actually gives the probability of asteroid impacts based upon calculated orbits of known threats. The fun part is, they're finding new threats every week! I'd say you should check it monthly, but really, if a major asteroid is going to strike Earth i'm sure 'Harry Stamper' will let us know :)