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Evidence of dinosaur-killing asteroid impact found on the moon

a rock against a space background with Earth and moon in background
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Asteroid impacts on the Moon millions of years ago correspond to large space rock impacts here on Earth – including the massive impact that wiped out the non-avian dinosaurs.

The finding shows that major impacts during Earth’s prehistory were not isolated events. Instead, these asteroid impacts were accompanied by a series of smaller hits both here and there moonwhose surface is dotted with over 9,000 craters left by impacts of space rock.

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