From excess traces of iridium in late Cretaceous rocks, American scientist Luis Walter Alvarez theorizes that a large comet or asteroid struck the earth 65 million years ago, raising clouds of dust that reduced the amount od solar radiation penetrat
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Alvarez Hypothesis: Origin and Evidence Parrish illustration of asteroid blastIn the late geologist Walter Alvarez, and his father, Nobel-prize winning physicist Luis Alvarez, identified an unusual clay layer at the K/T boundary in Italy
Volcanism, impacts and mass extinctions (short, print version) Professor Gerta Keller et al.* survey the state of mass extinction studies, over 30 years since Walter and Luis Alvarez, Frank Asaro and Helen Michel discovered the KT impact.
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