The Yucatan crater is something that visitors and scientists
alike are fascinated by.
To most people in Mexico, Chicxulub is merely a sleepy fishing
town located on the Yucatan Peninsula. Although it is growing
in property thanks to real estate developments along beachfronts,
most locals would consider it a typical town.
Scientists, on the other hand, conjure up a much different image
when the name Chicxulub is mentioned. It is widely agreed upon
in many scientific circles that around 65 million years ago, a
giant crater hit Chicxulub.
Even though the spot where this crater may have impacted Chicxulub
is invisible, scientists have used other methods to make their
determination that this was the place that had a crater hit it
so hard that it is what led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Of course, if it is true that this is a place that was hit by
a crater, it obviously had to be a pretty large crater to do the
damage that it supposedly did. The most generally accepted estimate
is that the crater originally would have left a divot about 6
Either way, the story of the Yucatan crater is something that
should be paid attention to.