Essay about Dinosaur Extinction

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     A number of different theories have been assessed throughout the course of this research to attempt to reach a conclusion as to the reason behind the extinction of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Although all arguments are credible, and supportive with educated information and data, the most conclusive theory of all is The Alvarez Asteroid Impact theory.
     Alvarez, a researcher at the University of California, discovered a pencil thin layer of Iridium around the rocks in Gubbio, Italy. (New Scientist, 1) Iridium is an element found in meteorites and asteroids. In 1980 it was proven that the layer if Iridium was evidence of a huge comet or meteorite that crashed into the earth sixty five
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As regular citizens there isn't much to do to prevent a problem such as this. If an asteroid wants to hit the earth its going to try to regardless to how people treat the environment. We really have no control in what happens in space, and how our atmosphere works.
      One way that our country is helping citizens learn about these fascinating creatures that existed so long ago and what happened to them, is our beautiful museums. The leading dinosaur exhibit is in the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian Museum of Science provides a huge dinosaur exhibit including all of the theories of how dinosaurs were killed. It is very important to educate people on the past, for the future. If they know what happened back then, they will have ideas on how to solve certain problems when they are in charge.
      There are many technologies used in dinosaur studies. One of course is the
Microscope. Most scientists use microscopes no matter what field of science they are in. Even paleontologists use them to discover certain characteristics of the fossils they are examining to determine how old they are or what species of dinosaur they belong to. Another technology that we can use today to prevent an event such as the Alvarez Asteroid is telescopes. Telescopes are great. They allow humans to see what they would