Did Iridium Kill the Dinosaurs?

5 min readApr 16, 2022

What if it wasn’t a meteor?

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash

Already years before the dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the planet, Earth was going through some rough times. The Deccan Traps in India contain 500,000 square kilometers of ancient volcanic flows that are two kilometers thick. They were established several 100,000 years before the impact. An example that is showing us we live on an active planet.