A dinosaur left over from extinction, was all about the natural disaster, casting doubt on the volcano’s impact, new study says

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Several studies have suggested a volcanic eruption has played an important role in the extinction of the dinosaurs, the asteroid that crashed in present-day Mexico. In a new study, it is the hope of the end of the debate, suggesting “it was all about the asteroid.”

The study, published in Science, notes that there is no geological or temperature records, to support the idea that the gases emitted from a volcanic eruption contributed to the demise of the dinosaurs.

“The volcanic activity in the late Cretaceous period caused a gradual warming of the earth event of about two degrees, but it is not for the mass extinction,” said one of the study’s co-authors, and a former Yale university researcher Michael Henehan, in a statement. A number of species move to the North and south poles, but it went on well before the asteroid impact.”

What about the space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs, it would hit some other place in the world.
(Esteban De Armas/Shutterstock)


In December, a separate report has been published by, the researchers suggest that the dinosaurs were already struggling to survive before the asteroid was due to an increase of mercury levels is caused by a massive volcanic eruption from the Deccan Traps. This eruption, which occurred 66 million years ago, are believed to have originated in large part from the west of India.

Pincelli Hull, a professor at Yale University and the study’s lead author, looked at the global temperature records and carbon isotopes of marine fossils, and a variety of computer simulations and found that the presence of toxic gases, resulting from the volcanic eruption happened before the asteroid impact on the planet.

“From volcanoes to drive the mass extinction, as they are quite a lot of gases [sulfur dioxide] and [carbon dioxide], which have an influence on the climate and bring to the world,” said Hull in a statement. “However, recent research has focused on the timing of lava eruption is in place, the gas is released.”

“A lot of people have speculated that volcanoes are important to the K-Pg,, and we’ll say, “No”,” Hull added.

In this handout photo obtained on March 30, 2019 as a thank you to the University of Kansas shows a partially-exposed, perfectly preserved, a 66-million-year-old fish fossil was discovered by Robert DePalma and his colleagues. The asteroid impact in what is now Mexico, was the most cataclysmic event ever known to come upon the Earth, and the extinction of 75 percent of the planet’s plant and animal species, extinguishing the dinosaurs and paving the way for the emergence of the human being. (Photo Robert DePalma / American University / AFP)

Ultimately, in the extinction event known as the K-Pg, resulting in a significant loss of life on the planet “and” fundamentally altered the global carbon cycle,” by Donald Penman, one of the study’s co-authors, added.

“Our results suggest that these changes would be for the ocean to absorb an enormous amount of [carbon dioxide] at the largest scales of turbulence; it is to hide from the heat of the volcanic activity in the immediate aftermath of the event,” Penman said.


Researchers continue to learn more about the time of the dinosaur extinctions, including the asteroid itself.

The asteroid, which the Earth is struck in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and is now known as the Chicxulub crater, was wiped out almost 75% of all species on the planet. It may be too acidic the earth’s oceans, after the impact, according to a new study published in the October, 2019.

A giant space rock that hit Earth 65.5 million years ago is to blame for the deaths of the dinosaurs.
(Painting by Donald E. Davis.)

In a separate study, which was published in January of 2019 at the latest, proposed a theory of the impact of the space rock was a worldwide tsunami that is more than 5,000 feet up in the air. Another study, published in September of 2019, compared to the impact of the natural disaster, according to the power of 10 billion nuclear bombs.


Fox News’ James Rogers contributed to this story.

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