The dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, but that hasn't stopped experts from arguing about how they died out, why they died out, and how long it took them to vanish from the face of the earth. Here are some basic facts about dinosaur extinction:
The extinction of the dinosaurs (and other extinctions, such as the ones that occurred at the end of the Permian period and the last Ice Age) is a subject of ongoing debate and controversy, as evidenced by the following news articles:
March 24, 2008: Did Volcanoes Kill the Dinosaurs?
April 2, 2008: A Mammoth Extinction
May 5, 2008: Be Kind - Knit a Dinosaur a Sweater
November 7, 2008: What Bugged the Dinosaurs?
January 2, 2009: Tiny Diamonds Point to Mini-Extinction 13,000 Years Ago
March 11, 2009: Did Cthulhu Kill the Dinosaurs?
April 1, 2009: New Permian Extinction Culprit - The Zechstein Sea
April 2, 2009: Nova - Last Extinction
April 28, 2009: Did Dinosaurs Survive the K/T Impact Event?
June 12, 2009: Did Underpants Kill the Dinosaurs?
September 15, 2009: What Can the Chicxulub Crater Tell Us About the Maya?
June 1, 2009: Did a Volcano Cause the Permian/Triassic Extinction?
October 16, 2009: Did a Meteor Impact in India Kill the Dinosaurs?
October 20, 2009: Mixed Reception for Indian Meteor Theory
November 30, 2009: New Study - Ice Age Extinction Happened Quickly
December 4, 2009: Want to Escape Extinction? Head South - WAY South
January 25, 2010: Humans Tagged in Australian Megafauna Extinction
March 8, 2010: It's Official: An Asteroid Killed the Dinosaurs
April 28, 2010: Did Global Warming Kill the Dinosaurs?
August 30, 2010: "Second Gunman" Theory in Dinosaur Extinction