Saturday, March 06, 2010

Chicxulub Impact Effects

Chicxulub Impact Effects

This website is pretty cool, it shows the effects on our planet of the asteroid stike that killed the dinosaurs.

You'll need to have Google Earth installed, along with a plugin, in order to see the maps, which are impressive. The asteroid was 7.45 miles wide and hit at 44,460 miles per hour, far in excess of the Mexican speed limit.