An asteroid might not be the only responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs. Volcanic eruptions could have played a role too.
The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs triggered one million years of volcanic eruptions - latest scientific news and research

New data, just released by scientists, suggests that an asteroid impact 66 million years ago reignited massive volcanic eruptions in India. At a geological scale, the two events are almost simultaneous and they coincide with the mass extinction that removed the dinosaurs from Earth.

The researchers concluded that volcanic activity continued for about one million years. Interestingly, most of the lava erupted after the asteroid impact, which contradicts previous studies.

However, it is still unclear how the asteroid impact and the massive eruptions share the responsibility for the mass extinction that killed the dinosaurs and many other life forms.

Read the full story: University of California, Los Angeles
Scientific publication: Science