Study: An asteroid and a volcano “double punch” wiped out the dinosaurs

Major volcanic eruptions may have caused mass extinctions throughout Earth’s history, including the one that wiped out the dinosaurs about 66 million years ago.

Currently, the leading theory to explain the mass extinction that marked the end of the dinosaurs is that it was triggered when asteroid The land influenced what is now the Chicxulub region of the Gulf of Mexico. However, new research suggests that the asteroid may have had a “partner” in this extinction event in the form of volcanic activity.