Ottawa Now – NASA’s mind-blowing discovery in North Dakota might be linked to the dinosaurs’ demise
We’ve heard this story multiple times during our days in the classroom. 66 million years ago, a massive asteroid signaled the demise of the dinosaurs. Finding proof of this event is easier said than done. That is, until NASA’s mind-blowing discovery in North Dakota’s Hell Creek Formation. Earlier this week, they uncovered a tiny fragment of an asteroid encased in amber, the same one they believe struck the dinos. What does this discovery tell us? Jordan Mallon is a paleontologist with the Canadian Museum of Nature and he joins Kristy Cameron on Ottawa Now.