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What killed off the dinosaurs? As one of the most famous events in geological history, you might expect scientists would long have resolved the answer to this simple question. If asked, most people would probably tell you that the dinosaurs were killed by a meteorite. But the widely held view, that an extra-terrestrial rocky behemoth slammed into the Earth in Mexico and immediately wiped out almost all life, is vastly oversimplified. In reality it was a lot more complicated than that.