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Life recovered rapidly at impact site of dino-killing asteroid

May 30, 2018

New research led by the University of Texas at Austin finds that life rebounded in the crater left by the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs much faster than previously thought. Sea life was present a few years after the impact and a thriving ecosystem within 30,000 years.Full Story

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