Artist's impression of a 6-mile-wide asteroid striking the Earth. Scientists now have fresh evidence that such a cosmic impact ended the age of dinosaurs near what is now the town of Chixculub in Mexico. Photo: Don Davis

The asteroid that obliterated the dinosaurs nearly wiped out mammals too

The ability to recover and adapt, not low extinction rates led mammals to take over, according to researchers

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Artist's impression of a 6-mile-wide asteroid striking the Earth. Scientists now have fresh evidence that such a cosmic impact ended the age of dinosaurs near what is now the town of Chixculub in Mexico. Photo: Don Davis
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