The paper, published in the journal Scientific Reports, pushes back against an older theory that claims the object that killed the dinosaurs was a fragment of an asteroid that came from our solar system’s Main Belt. Photo: AFP The paper, published in the journal Scientific Reports, pushes back against an older theory that claims the object that killed the dinosaurs was a fragment of an asteroid that came from our solar system’s Main Belt. Photo: AFP
The paper, published in the journal Scientific Reports, pushes back against an older theory that claims the object that killed the dinosaurs was a fragment of an asteroid that came from our solar system’s Main Belt. Photo: AFP
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Comet from edge of solar system killed the dinosaurs, Harvard scientists say

  • Astronomers say Jupiter caused the ‘Chicxulub impactor’ to crash into our planet 66 million years ago, wiping out three-quarters of life on Earth
  • Researchers say we can expect similar impacts every 250 million to 750 million years, though ‘you never know when the next one will come’

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The paper, published in the journal Scientific Reports, pushes back against an older theory that claims the object that killed the dinosaurs was a fragment of an asteroid that came from our solar system’s Main Belt. Photo: AFP The paper, published in the journal Scientific Reports, pushes back against an older theory that claims the object that killed the dinosaurs was a fragment of an asteroid that came from our solar system’s Main Belt. Photo: AFP
The paper, published in the journal Scientific Reports, pushes back against an older theory that claims the object that killed the dinosaurs was a fragment of an asteroid that came from our solar system’s Main Belt. Photo: AFP
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