Fossil rudist bivalves (Vaccinites) from the Al-Hajar Mountains, United Arab Emirates. Courtesy/Wikipedia, Wilson44691 – Own work, Public Domain
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earth turned faster at the end of the time of the dinosaurs than it does today, rotating 372 times a year, compared to the current 365, according to a new study of fossil mollusk shells from the late Cretaceous.
This means a day lasted only 23 and a half hours, according to the new study in AGU’s journal Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology.
The ancient mollusk, from an extinct and wildly diverse group known as rudist
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