About 66 million years ago, a massive meteorite struck the Earth and wiped out approximately 80% of species. This is event is known as the extinction of dinosaurs.
The meteorite deposits were found deep in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean. Also, were found in North America stretching from Canada to New Mexico.
The K-T impact crater was found off the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Scientist measured the crater at 180 km across, which is a little over 111 miles.
About 65-66 million years the meteorite struck the Earth. This happened between the Cretaceous and Paleocene periods.
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