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The impact of the asteroid that makes 66 million years ago formed the famous crater of Chicxulub , in the current peninsula of Yucatan (Mexico), had a catastrophic effect on the Earth. According to the most accepted theories, freed thousands of millions of tons of sulfur and carbon dioxide, blocked the Sun and caused a nuclear winter that was ahead of 75% of the existing species, including almost all of the dinosaurs . One of the causes of its deadly power was, according to new research published in “Nature Geosciences”, the inclination with which she hit the planet. “It was the most lethal as possible,” the authors conclude.

Scientists at Imperial College London, the University of Freiburg and the