There’s a video that’s been unveiled which shows the terrifying moment when an asteroid hit Earth about 66 million years ago. The dinosaurs were hit by mass destruction back then as you already know.
All dinosaurs have been wiped out from the face of the planet when an asteroid it’s believed to have hit our home planet.
The impact had immense consequences
The massive force of the impact had huge consequences, and this even threatened to eliminate life on Earth completely.
There’s a detailed video from the Science Channel which shows just how devastating that asteroid, known as the Chicxulub impactor as the crater was found near the Mexican town of Chicxulub, was.
At the beginning of the video, we can see the impact of the asteroid when it hit Earth. The energy was directed inwards into Earth and back out into space.
This was in the form of an ejecta cloud, according to the online publication mentioned above.
The skies also left larger creatures without a hiding place.
The narrator said in the video that “Smaller animals take shelter underground, meanwhile an ejector cloud approaches at 16,000 km per hour, baking the Earth with unrelenting heat. Millions of volts of static electricity charge the cloud like a giant battery, creating a vast electrical storm.”
The narrator continued and said that superheated rocks begin to rain down on the Earth, leaving the flying dinosaurs in particular with “no way to escape the burning fire”.
“Just hours ago, North America was a dinosaur paradise. Now, it is a living hell,” according to the narrator.
The effect that this asteroid had on the ground varied dramatically and 12k km away in Mongolia the cloud was rolling silently after 45 minutes since the impact.
The online publication quotes the narrator and says: “Temperatures on the ground creep upwards, a few degrees hotter every second. As the air reaches 50 degrees celsius, their only hope is shelter. At 70C, survival is measured in minutes. And at over 90C, in mere seconds. 90 minutes after impact, the temperature on the ground in Mongolia peaks at 150C.”
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