A potentially monumental find has been uncovered in our neighboring yard of North Dakota recently.

In research recently published by the National Academy of Sciences and the New York Times, scientists think a dig near Bowman, North Dakota captures the moment life changed on the planet 66 million years ago: a meteor hit near the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. 

Within hours or even minutes, giant tsunamis and earthquakes tossed sea creatures inland. The creatures were deposited with ancient plants and fish and became almost PERFECTLY preserved in molten rock that we can see today.

This moment in history is significant because this marked the end of the age of sea creatures and dinosaurs and led to the beginning of the age of mammals up to today.

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