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Deep impact

A computer simulation of the Chicxulub asteroid’s impact on the Earth's surface, which happened 65 million years ago and wiped out most of the dinosaurs.

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Expedition to sample the Chicxulub crater

Dr Joanna Morgan is part of an international team that will drill into the seabed off the coast of Mexico to take samples from the crater of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs. (Extract 4 of 4 from the Imperial College Podcast)

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Scientists doubt fire killed dinosaurs

An asteroid impact may have wiped out the dinosaurs, but recent research suggests the impact didn’t cause a global firestorm, as Dr Guillermo Rein explains. (Extract 4 of 4 from the Imperial College Podcast 4 March 2015)

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asteroid strike: Double trouble

Dr Gareth Collins’s (Earth Science & Engineering) research looks at what happens when the Earth is hit by two asteroids orbiting each other. (Extract 3 of 4 from the Imperial College Podcast 27 February 2013)

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