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Breakup of a long-period comet as the origin of the dinosaur extinction
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsAstronomers: A comet fragment, not an asteroid, killed off the dinosaurs Jupiter's gravity pushed comet toward Sun; comet was ripped apart by tidal forces. Jennifer Ouellette, ArsTechnica, February 15, 2021 https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/02/astronomers-a-comet-fragment-not-an-asteroid-killed-off-the-dinosaurs/ The open access paper is: Siraj, A. and Loeb, A., Breakup of a Long-Period Comet as the Origin of the Dinosaur Extinction. Scientific Reports volume 11, Article number: 3803 (2021) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-8232