Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs allowed flowers to thrive in a post-apocalyptic world

Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs allowed flowers to thrive in a post-apocalyptic world



The enormous asteroid that snuffed out the dinosaurs on the finish of the Cretaceous interval (145 million to 66 million years in the past) left flowers comparatively unhurt, and the blooms thrived within the aftermath, a brand new research has discovered.

Earth misplaced three-quarters of its species, together with all non-avian dinosaurs, when an asteroid struck Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula 66 million years in the past. Scientists name this cataclysmic interval the Cretaceous-Paleogene (Okay-Pg) mass extinction occasion.