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Newfound Crater Suggests Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid May Have Had 'Cousin'

A researcher studying seismic data from off the coast of West Africa has discovered an ancient crater which seems to suggest that there may have been a second major asteroid strike at around the time of the dinosaurs' demise. The intriguing find was reportedly made by geologist Dr Uisdean Nicholson as he was studying advanced oceanic survey information produced by oil and gas companies with the intention of finding promising places to drill. These insights "are kind of like an ultrasound of Earth," he explained to the BBC, "I've spent probably the last 20 years interpreting them, but I've never seen anything like" the peculiar crater that he noticed approximately 250 miles from the coast of Guinea.

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