Almost 66 million years ago, a meteorite estimated to be 10 kilometers wide hit the Earth and wiped out the entire dinosaur population. falling exactly in the region of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and with a diameter of over 180 kilometers The meteorite that formed the Chicxulub Crater has been the subject of scientists’ research for a very long time.
American scientists started a new research with the aim of determining where this meteorite, which left a great mark on the world, came from. Within the scope of the research, a simulation was created through computers and the meteorite that destroyed the dinosaurs, from the outer reaches of the main asteroid generation in the solar system was determined to come.
Massive asteroids strike Earth every 250 million times
The area in question is home to many huge meteorites, just like the 10-kilometer-wide meteorite that hit the Earth. Since the light in this area, which is located in the middle of Mars and Jupiter, is very low, the meteorites in the region are compared to the usual meteorites. has a much darker and chemical structure seems to have.
Later in the research, the possibility of a meteorite-like meteorite that destroyed the dinosaurs was investigated again. On top of that, a total of 1 Hundreds of millions of years of progress of 30 thousand meteorites, scientists using NASA’s Pleaides Wonderful Computer to follow, showed that huge asteroids escaped from the asteroid generation located in the middle of Mars and Jupiter, and that these asteroids every 250 million yearsdiscovered that it had crashed into the Earth.