Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs gave birth to the Amazon rainforest – submitted by Kris Lee

illustration of the Earth showing where an asteroid collision occurred

Today’s tropical rainforests came about because of the huge asteroid strike thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs.

Before the asteroid hit the Yucatán peninsula in what is now Mexico, South America’s rainforests were made up of vastly different greenery than the abundance of flowering plants they now contain.

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Thanks Kris!!!!!!