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Cataclysmic Event Blamed On Comet

Sixty-six million years ago on the Yucatan Peninsula, something struck the earth and wiped out the dinosaurs and 70 percent of the planet’s flora. Only the bird-like dinosaurs survived.

Since the early 1980s, based on the findings of Nobel Laureate Physicist Luis Alvarez, that space matter was believed to be an asteroid.

But two Dartmouth College professors beg to differ. They’re blaming the cataclysmic event on a comet.

Professors Mukul Sharma and Jason Moore talked with Vermont Edition about their findings