Approximately 65 million years ago, non-avian dinosaurs were eliminated and more than half of the world's species were eliminated.
This massive extinction paved the way for the rise of mammals and the emergence of humans.
The asteroid Chicxulub is often cited as a potential cause of the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event.
The asteroid crashed into a shallow sea in what is now the Gulf of Mexico.
The collision launched a huge cloud of dust and soot that caused global climate change, eliminating 75 percent of all animal and plan species.
The researchers claim that the soot needed for such a global catastrophe could only come from a direct impact on rocks in shallow waters throughout Mexico, which are especially rich in hydrocarbons.
At 10 am on the impact, experts believe that a large tsunami hit the Gulf Coast.
Approximately 65 million years ago, non-avian dinosaurs were eliminated and more than half of the world's species were eliminated. The Chicxulub asteroid is often cited as a potential cause of the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event (stock image)
This caused earthquakes and landslides in areas as far away as Argentina.
But while the waves and the eruptions were The creatures that lived at that moment not only suffered the waves, the heat was much worse.
While investigating the event, the researchers found small particles of rock and other debris that shot into the air when the asteroid crashed.
Called spherules, these tiny particles covered the planet with a thick layer of soot.
Experts explain that losing sunlight caused a complete collapse in the aquatic system.
This is because the phytoplankton base of almost all aquatic food chains would have been eliminated.
It is believed that the more than 180 million years of evolution that brought the world to the Cretaceous point were destroyed in less than the life of a Tyrannosaurus rex, which is about 20 to 30 years.