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Mars Volcano, Earth's Dinosaurs Went Extinct About the Same Time

20 Mar 2017, 19:55 UTC
Mars Volcano, Earth's Dinosaurs Went Extinct About the Same Time NASA/JPL/USGS

New NASA research reveals that the giant Martian volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during the final peak of activity. The last volcanic activity there ceased about 50 million years ago -- around the time of Earth's Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction, when large numbers of our planet's plant and animal species (including dinosaurs) went extinct.

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