Researchers Point to the Demise of the Dinosaurs

16:27 minutes

The idea that a comet or asteroid impact led to the downfall of the dinosaurs has been around for years. Now, Paul Renne and colleagues report in Science that they’ve narrowed down the timing of that collision. It’s practically simultaneous with dinosaur extinction.

Segment Guests

Paul Renne

Paul Renne is director of the Berkeley Geochronology Center and professor in residence in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at U.C. Berkeley in Berkeley, California.

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About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.