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Artwork of pterosaurs flying over a scene of destruction. Some 65 million years ago, the impact of an asteroid or comet with the Earth provoked one of prehistory's greatest mass-extinctions, when it wiped out the dinosaurs, pterosaurs and many other species. The impact occurred in a shallow sea, off the coast of what is now Mexico, caving out a magma-filled wound some 180 kilometres across. Ejecta was thrown high into the atmosphere. The dust remained there for years, blocking out the Sun's light-giving rays. The heavier ejecta fell to earth in a torrent of molten rocks, hundreds of kilometres from ground zero. Here, pteranodons - flying reptiles - are seen fleeing the onslaught. (Photo by: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via AP Images)

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January 01, 2018 07:31:15 PM
January 02, 2018 12:34:02 AM
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Endangered and extinct species, Wildlife, Environment, Environment and nature, Endangered and extinct species, Environmental concerns
ARTWORK, ILLUSTRATION, FIRE, FOREST, IMPACT, MASS, EXTINCTION, COMET, ASTEROID, DINOSAUR, DINOSAURS, PTEROSAURS, PTERANODON, PTERODACTYL, DEATH, BURNING, DEVASTATION, CRETACEOUS, VOLCANOES, VOLCANIC
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