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Dinosaur remains 'likely to be found on the Moon'



Dinosaurs on the Moon? It sounds absurd, we know it; However, a scientific study has revealed that it is probable that there are fossils of ancient reptiles on our satellite.


Okay, buckle up because it's weird. Thanks to a (glorious) scientific article that has been shared online for the past few days, people are now learning what astrophysicists and (possibly) astronauts have known for a long time: there are most likely tiny bits of dinosaur perched there on the moon.

 

Yes, it is true, the dinosaurs were ahead of us. Sixty-five million years before humanity took “one small step for man, one great leap for humanity,” dinosaurs arrived on our satellite, although to be fair, their safety procedures were not as rigorous as the ours.

 

When planets, like ours, are impacted by bodies from space, they are usually left with a crater for people to look at.

 

How did they get there and possibly beyond? Yes, you guessed it, they didn't arrive in a rocket, instead they were sprayed onto the lunar surface after an asteroid launched the debris into space.


If the asteroid is large and fast enough, the impact can cause the debris to reach escape velocity (7 miles per second) and leave our atmosphere completely. Much will fall on the planet, but other pieces can be thrown out of the planet's influence and headed for the Solar System, possibly putting them on collision courses with other planets.

 

We have a lot of evidence that this happened, with at least 289 meteorites coming out of impacts on Mars to Earth discovered on our planet so far. Many moons in the Solar System are believed to have been created by gigantic impacts, including our own. It may even be possible for microorganisms to survive the journey from Earth to other planets or vice versa while hiding in the rock, according to recent research.

 

But let's go back to the dinosaurs. As the writer Peter Brannen explains in his book The Ends of the World , the meteor that hit Earth was traveling at such tremendous speed that “when the asteroid collided with the earth, in the sky above it, where there should have been air, the rock would have pierced a vacuum hole from outer space into the atmosphere. When the heavens rushed to close this hole, huge volumes of earth were ejected into orbit and beyond, all within a second or two of impact. "

 

With the earth and the rock went the dinosaur bones. At the end of their world, small fragments of them were buried on the Moon, and probably also on Mars.

 

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