Why the Dinosaurs Could Have Had a Chance of Surviving the Asteroid Strike
A new study suggests it wasn’t just the asteroid that killed the dinos, but that other factors weakened their ability to survive it
Long before a massive asteroid slammed into the earth and wiped out the dinosaurs, something was amiss in their world. The diversity of species was already waning. Had that not been the case—had the asteroid struck during a period of greater diversity—the dinosaurs might have survived the impact, and the world might look very different today.