HUGE Development In Dinosaur Extinction Theory - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

HUGE Development In Dinosaur Extinction Theory

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - The theory of which asteroid was responsible for killing the dinosaurs 65 million years ago has been shattered to pieces -- literally.

New data from NASA's WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) satellite suggests that an asteroid from the Baptistina family was actually not -- as previously thought -- responsible for the mass extinction, NASA reported on Monday.

"As a result of the WISE science team's investigation, the demise of the dinosaurs remains in the cold case files," Lindley Johnson, program executive for the Near Earth Object (NEO) Observation Program at NASA, said in a statement.

The Baptistina theory was originally published in the journal Nature in 2007.

From NASA:

According to that theory, Baptistina crashed into another asteroid in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter about 160 million years ago. The collision sent shattered pieces as big as mountains flying. One of those pieces was believed to have impacted Earth, causing the dinosaurs' extinction. >>>CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Al Michaels sorry for 'Sunday Night Football' Weinstein joke

    Al Michaels sorry for 'Sunday Night Football' Weinstein joke

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:28 AM EDT2017-10-16 12:28:14 GMT

    DENVER - NBC play-by-play man Al Michaels has quickly apologized after making a joke about Harvey Weinstein during "Sunday Night Football." Michaels mused in the middle of the third quarter of the game between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos that the Giants were "coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein." 

    >>

    DENVER - NBC play-by-play man Al Michaels has quickly apologized after making a joke about Harvey Weinstein during "Sunday Night Football." Michaels mused in the middle of the third quarter of the game between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos that the Giants were "coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein." 

    >>
  • Police: Man kills girlfriend's toddler son, then robs her

    Police: Man kills girlfriend's toddler son, then robs her

    Sunday, October 15 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-10-15 23:44:24 GMT

    HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man killed his girlfriend's 17-month-old son and stole her car stereo and laptop while she was in the hospital with her dying child. The Bradenton Herald reports that 31-year-old David Vickers is being held without bail on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

    >>

    HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man killed his girlfriend's 17-month-old son and stole her car stereo and laptop while she was in the hospital with her dying child. The Bradenton Herald reports that 31-year-old David Vickers is being held without bail on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

    >>
  • Police searching for man who used a tractor to try and steal an ATM in NW Spokane

    Police searching for man who used a tractor to try and steal an ATM in NW Spokane

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:15 PM EDT2017-10-16 19:15:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are searching for the person who used a tractor to try and steal an ATM in NW Spokane.  Details are limited at this time, but Spokane Police tell our report Morgan Marum that the person tried to use the tractor to rip out an ATM at the Washington State Employees Credit Union. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are searching for the person who used a tractor to try and steal an ATM in NW Spokane.  Details are limited at this time, but Spokane Police tell our report Morgan Marum that the person tried to use the tractor to rip out an ATM at the Washington State Employees Credit Union. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/