Follow Max Alexander in Chicxulub

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

You can follow Asteroid Day’s Max Alexander as he travels around the Yucatán Peninsula this week during a particularly exciting time. Scientists are drilling into the Chicxulub Crater, some 200 kilometers wide, to gain information about its nature in the most detailed way yet.

Some 66 million years ago, a 10km asteroid plunged into the Yucatán, forming the crater, and causing a prolonged nuclear winter that killed much of life on Earth, including the dinosaurs.

Discover magazine’s Eric Betz is also in the area and will be doing a story for our sister magazine.

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