Sixty-six million years ago, a huge meteorite was hit in the earth off the coast of what is now Mexico. Firestorms have burned the landscape for miles. Even animals thousands of miles away were doomed to fail on that fateful day, if not by fire and brimstone, then by mega earthquakes and waves of unimaginable magnitude.
Now scientists have discovered a remarkable fossil pit that seems to date to the day of impact. The burial site consists of more than three meters of sediment and organic remains, which were dumped in North Dakota almost instantly and converted into rock over the eons. It is evident that captures in unprecedented detail the impact of the vast demolition rock that has cleared the path for the evolution of mammals, including the primates known to humans.
When the Meteor Fell into Waters Near the present-day Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, she left a giant crater known as Chicxulub, causing upheavals thousands of miles away, which is now North Dakota. Within hours and perhaps minutes after the Titanic collision, the sea dwellers were swept inland by tsunamis and earthquakes, thrown together, and dumped in a variety of land uses such as trees, flowers, and disappeared species of freshwater fish.