Posted by: Johan Normark | September 24, 2011

Chicxulub has been deprived of its family and is now an orphan

 The asteroid that hit Yucatan 65 million years ago and formed the Chicxulub crater and its extended fracture zone has been deprived of its assumed membership in the Baptistina family. It still killed the dinosaurs, despite what this headline says, but astronomers must continue to look for the responsible parent(s) of this naughty boy (because of its behavior I assume it was not a girl). Stuart at Exposing PseudoAstronomy sums up the misleading headline at BBC. Fortunately, these news does not affect the way the Chicxulub fracture zone affected the Spanish Colonial politics of Yucatan.


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